The White House canceled the annual Christmas Party for members of the press, and quite a few who might have otherwise received invitations had something to say about it.
The news of the cancellation broke on Thursday, and reporters were quick to take to Twitter with their feelings about the news. (RELATED: White House Cancels Christmas Party For Press)
Several claimed that they would not have gone anyway.
I would not attend even if it was not cancelled. https://t.co/XLlJWeJAZT
— Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer (@ksenijapavlovic) December 13, 2018
FYI, I had never planned to attend the White House Christmas party last year or this year. Why break bread with folks who hate you & call you names? (@PressSec & @realDonaldTrump) That is not the Christmas spirit I know. I feel sorry for those who wanted to go and can’t. SAD!
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) December 13, 2018
Lou Dobbs said that the cancellation was the right call.
Why should @realDonaldTrump invite hateful Anti-Trump left wing media tools into the White House? @POTUS cancels White House Christmas party for the press https://t.co/yTAnzwVdFV #FoxNews #MAGA @AmericaFirst #Dobbs
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) December 13, 2018
Others pointed out the potential pitfalls of such a gathering.
Acosta defiant. Refuses to turn over his fork. https://t.co/Wltzc2oUg4
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) December 13, 2018
According to Roland S. Martin, the show must go on regardless.
I really don’t give a damn if @realDonaldTrump cancelled the White House Christmas party for the press. It has NO bearing on our jobs or the American people. One word sums it all up: WHATEVER.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 13, 2018
And CBS correspondent Kathryn Watson even invited President Donald Trump to attend the press party still going on this Friday.
No big surprise here.
But hey we’re still having our own party in the WH basement tomorrow so, Trump is welcome to stop by if he wants to. https://t.co/CpLeG9U9b9
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) December 13, 2018