Trump on CNN boycott of Christmas party: 'Great'

Trump on CNN boycott of Christmas party: 'Great'

Trump on CNN boycott of Christmas party: 'Great'

The following day, the White House released its Christmas card, which wishes a "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".

First lady Melania Trump has opted for a more traditional décor for her family's first Christmas in the White House, adding a few new touches to the standards.

Under fire from Trump, the network says it would be 'inappropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests'.

In response to CNN's boycott, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted: "Christmas comes early!"

"As a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs Trump", a Trump spokesman told CNN, "rather than focus on her positive work as first lady as a supportive wife and mother".

News of the Christmas party boycott, follows an opinion piece on the CNN's website Sunday, in which writers Hossein Derakhshan and Claire Wardle called for scrapping the term "fake news".

The White House Christmas Party, scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m., was slated to have punch and pie. Finally, good news from CNN'.

Jabin Botsford  The Washington Post via Getty Images
Jabin Botsford The Washington Post via Getty Images

CNN officials believe that the tweet could potentially endanger CNN International journalists who are working in locations worldwide that are hostile to Western reporters, according to Politico. #FactsFirst, ' the CNN PR team tweeted.

Trump took another jab at CNN, tweeting Monday there should be a contest "as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me)".

'Bah, humbug!' It says to all of that chicanery, it will make no amends with the feared and despised Trump administration, what with all of its talk of "fake news" and triggering Anderson Cooper with the hurling of much paper towels.

Today's jab also comes amid tensions over a potential merger between AT&T and Time Warner - which the president starkly opposes. It's signed by President Trump, Melania, and their son Barron.

On Tuesday, Trump made a statement that the merger would be bad for the US.

Each year, the White House provides holiday tours and this year the theme is "Time-Honored Traditions".

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