After CNN announced it was boycotting the White House Christmas party, today deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters personally invited CNN’s off-camera White House team to still attend the party, reports The Washington Post.
The President wanted you to know that while the rest of CNN will not be attending the Christmas reception, if you’re able to he is still happy to have you – the cameramen, sound, and other technicians, who work so tirelessly behind the scenes – to come participate. You and your guest will be on the list at the entrance. Please note this invitation is nontransferable.
CNN declined to comment.
Walters told the Post, “We appreciate that this is a unique opportunity and special time for people, including the President and First Lady who have offered to welcome guests into their home. While some chose to try and become the story, the folks behind the scenes capturing it are rarely recognized and it does not go unnoticed.”