Decades-old tradition ended by current president.
President Donald Trump has canceled the White House’s annual festive party for the media, it has been reported.
The decades-long tradition saw reporters mingle with White House officials some time in mid-December. The invitation-only celebration had grown over the years to the extent that there were separate events for broadcast and print outlets.
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But on December 8, The Washington Post had speculated that it might not happen this year, reporting that the annual event was still not scheduled.
President Donald Trump gets into the spirit of Christmas with the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony near the White House on November 28,2018 in Washington, DC. However he reportedly has cancelled the White House holiday party for the media. Oliver Contreras/Getty Images
On Thursday, Fox News, Trump’s preferred network, reported that the gathering had been canceled, although the White House has made no official announcement.

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