*It’s a much more festive press party when the president is someone that 99.9 percent of the press eagerly voted for on Election Day. Call them the “Enemy of the People,” and they might forego the free food and photos.*
By Tim Graham ~
Fox News media reporter/anchor Howard Kurtz broke the scoop that the Trump White House cancelled the annual Christmas party with the press. This shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, in that the Trumps haven’t attended the White House Correspondents Association dinner, and after the court fights over the brief suspension of CNN yeller Jim Acosta’s press pass, it was not going to be a chummy get-together.
Not everyone would show up. In November 2017, CNN announced that it would not send its journalists to that year’s holiday party. At last year’s party — held in mid-afternoon, not the usual evening soiree — the Trumps did not uphold the tradition of taking photos with the journalists, possibly because few reporters would want the picture (to go with their giggly Clinton/Obama Christmas photos). As Kurtz explained:
But the biggest fringe-benefit was the picture-taking sessions, in which the…
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