CNN will be boycotting this year’s White House Christmas party scheduled for members of the press corps amid the ongoing war of words between the news organization and President Trump.
“CNN will not be attending this year's White House Christmas party,” a CNN spokesperson told Politico, citing the president’s regular attacks on the company, labeling them as “fake news.”
"[W]e do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests," the spokesperson added. "We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responded to the decision, tweeting, "Christmas comes early! Finally, good news from @CNN."
The cable news company has often found itself at the center of Trump's ire, most recently when the president called CNN a poor representation of our nation abroad.
On Saturday, the president tweeted, “.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!”
The White House Christmas party for the media, which is set for 2 p.m. on Friday, is a long-standing tradition that allows reporters to mingle with members of the administration in a more casual setting.
CNN has not responded to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.