White House Christmas Party Dropped Amidst Tensions with Media


Since his time in office, the president’s relationship with the media has not improved. As a matter of fact, some may argue that the relationship has worsened. President Trump has frequently sparred with CNN via Twitter and called out the press for inaccurate coverage.

Weeks ago, President Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta got into a back-and-forth with one another regarding Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States. Matters heated up to the point of the White House pulling Acosta’s press credentials. However, Acosta regained access to the White House after rulings from a judge.

Criticism Regarding the Axed White House Christmas Party

The president’s decision to cancel the White House Christmas party is likely to engender backlash from critics. Many of Trump’s detractors have pushed back against him for his public censure of the media. Some even questioned whether or not the president has interfered with the freedom of the press.

President Trump and his supporters regularly maintain that the media has an obligation to report fairly and accurately.