Trump Skips White House Christmas Party After Suffering Humiliating Loss At Supreme Court


President Donald Trump refused to make a brief appearance at a White House Christmas party on Friday just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court swiftly rejected a lawsuit brought by the state of Texas and backed by the president to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin and three other states.

The high court’s order was its second this week knocking down Republican requests that it intervene in the 2020 election outcome. The justices turned away an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans on Tuesday.

Trump had called the lawsuit filed by Texas against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin “the big one” that would end with the Supreme Court undoing Biden’s substantial Electoral College majority and allowing Trump to serve another four years in the White House.

New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman reported Friday evening Trump was in no mood to celebrate with White House guests: “At the White House Christmas Party, guests were informed about 10 minutes ago that the president won’t be joining them to make remarks.”

The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey confirmed Haberman’s report:

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported: “President Trump is in for the night, meaning that unless he responds on Twitter, his next opportunity to comment on the Supreme Court rejection will be noon tomorrow when he departs the White House for the Army-Navy game.”



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