Trump Snubs Media, Ends Major Press Perk

The media needs Trump because he sells commercials for them so they cover his every utterance 24/7.

Then they blame him and call him a narcissist because they can’t leave him alone? Further enraging the media is they have never faced someone who can so skillfully manage them.

Trump sets the news agenda, not them, and that is something they don’t forgive as they viewed it as their job to tell the American people what is important and how to think.

Trump shattered that illusion and he is just getting started.

From The Daily Wire: In his continuing war against the media, President Trump has decided to cancel a White House Christmas party for the press, ending a decades-long run in which the media hobnobbed with the president over eggnog and cookies.

“The White House made no announcement that it was dropping the press party, Howard Kurtz of Fox News writes.

One White House correspondent who spoke to The Daily Wire said in years past, he would receive the Christmas invitation weeks before Thanksgiving, so it was clear this year that there’d be no party.

Each year, the incumbent president and first lady spend much of December hosting parties at the White House, inviting everyone from family and friends to campaign staffers, top donors and members of the military.

At each party, the First Couple makes an appearance, chatting with guests and often taking portraits shot by a professional White House photographer.

Kurtz wrote at Fox News: “The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly fly in for the occasion.

At its peak, the invitation-only soirees grew so large that there were two back-to-back events, one for broadcast outlets and one for print organizations.

Journalists who attended the events, which featured a catered buffet of lamb chops, crab claws and elaborate desserts, got to roam the decorated mansion with a spouse or other family member, a friend or a colleague, adding to the invitation’s allure.

But the biggest fringe-benefit was the picture-taking sessions, in which the president and first lady would patiently pose with guests and briefly chat with them in front of a Christmas tree, with the White House sending out the photos — copies of which were invariably sent home to mom.

This would take a couple of hours, with long lines snaking across the building’s first floor. Bill Clinton even posed for pictures with journalists days after he was impeached.