According to sources, CNN has just made an unprecedented move to get back at President Donald Trump.
In fact, CNN may not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner that is scheduled for April 29th.
In the past, CNN has always been present at the event. However with the current feud between the news outlet and President Donald Trump, CNN has decided to sit this one out.
CNN’s Vice President Matt Dornic said on Friday “we haven’t made a decision.”
Moreover, according to The Hill, CNN isn’t the only network who may not be in attendance. In fact, MSNBC is also having second thoughts on attending the gathering.
Major Garrett confirmed that his network, CBS News, would be present at the dinner. He makes a great point in suggesting that if other outlets are skipping due to recent feuds with Trump they are ultimately giving him what he wants. In a piece from February 10th, Garrett announced:
‘My outlet, CBS News, will participate this year and proudly so. If they back out now, organizations that attended last year ought to explain what is different about this year? Is it Trump? Or is it them? Skipping needlessly hands an evidentiary cudgel to Trump and his acolytes that reporters cannot and will not cover his presidency objectively.’
Furthermore, according to sources, Samantha Bee, host of TBS’s Full Frontal, will be attending an event to protest the dinner called “Not the White House Corespondents’ Dinner.” Time Warner owns both, CNN and TBS.
Following the release of Bee’s dinner plans, Bee stated:
‘We try to as much as possible raise awareness for causes we care about and this is no exception. Obviously, the press is under attack.’