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CNN boycotting White House Christmas party

CNN and President Trump won't find themselves under the mistletoe at this week's White House Christmas party.

On Tuesday, CNN announced that it's boycotting the annual affair, which gives reporters and administration members the opportunity to sip punch and eat gingerbread together. "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 invited guests," a network spokesperson told The Hill. "We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants."

Trump has attacked CNN since the beginning of his presidential campaign, and over the weekend, he tweeted that "Fox News is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly." CNN responded by telling Trump it is not a cable news network's job to "represent the U.S. to the world. Our job is to report the news."