Donald Trump has relentlessly insulted CNN since he began his candidacy for President. The news network has finally struck back by announcing that they will not attend the annual Christmas Party the White House hosts for the press. A CNN spokesperson told POLITICO:
CNN will not be attending this year's White House Christmas party. 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. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants.
Twitter users' responses were swift — and somewhat divided.
It's really not. It's unprofessional and embarrassing— Jacob Perry (@RealJacobPerry) November 29, 2017
she's a professional and she's paid for a job and if she can't do it professionally she should be handed walking papers- just like anyone else being unprofessional. She's not a special case.— (AES) (@Exit_2theLeft) November 29, 2017
This is a disgraceful and wildly inappropriate comment from the Press Secretary representing the President of the United States.— Michael TenBrink (@michael10brink) November 29, 2017
I feel pretty sure her boss is OK with what she tweeted.— Tracy Jeffords (@TracyJeffords) November 29, 2017
Depends on how you define who her boss is. DJT hired her, but we pay her salary. As the one (of many) who pay her salary, I expect her to treat all media outlets fairly and professionally.— karen kingsley (@kskinct) November 29, 2017
I agree with our woman, Sarah Sanders, that we love, that Christmas comes early in that CNN news refuses to come to the White House Christmas party. Yea! Good Christmas present!— bobbyhead (@robgarcia4) November 29, 2017
Great tweet! You're the best Sarah . CNN do us all a favor and go away!— Twojwhit (@twojwhit) November 29, 2017
After the nasty way fake CNN treats Sarah at every press conference it was totally warranted.— Denise 👠🇺🇸 (@Denise67367203) November 29, 2017
😪🙄hostile relationships between the WH & major outlets are not good for the country.— skyler (@skylerandrewh) November 29, 2017