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Trump Excludes CNN Anchors From White House's Pre-SOTU Lunch


Three unnamed sources told CNN on Monday that the network’s anchors would not be invited to the presidential lunch, which is traditionally held off the record for news anchors from top networks who plan to cover the State of the Union speech.

CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer were guests last year.

The network is one of Trump’s favorite targets in his frequent attacks against the press over negative coverage.

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