CNN will be boycotting the White House Christmas party for news media this year. The news network told POLITICO, “...in light of the President's continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests.”
President Trump has consistently criticized CNN for being “fake news” and says the network broadcasts fabricated stories. He tweeted “Great, and we should boycott Fake News CNN. Dealing with them is a total waste of time!” after hearing about CNN’s boycott.
CNN does plan to send a reporting team to the event, despite not attending.