Trump Cancels White House Christmas Party for the Press

Donald Trump has become the president who stole Christmas after canceling the annual festive party for the White House press. The decades-old tradition would see reporters and the president put aside their differences for one night for a lavish party that would see spouses and family invited to drink and be merry. But Trump, whose disdain for the media is no secret, will keep the baubles in storage this year, Fox News reports. One of the main events of the parties was picture-taking sessions in which the president and first lady would pose with guests in front of a Christmas tree, with the White House sending out the photos. Trump held the gathering last December but refused to pose for pictures. It’s not the first time Trump has tried to spoil journalists’ fun: He has also twice refused to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner, a media awards dinner attended by every president since Richard Nixon.