與新聞界決裂?特朗普宣佈不出席白宮記者協會晚宴


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US President Donald Trump has announced he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on 29 April. 美國總統唐納德•特朗普宣佈將不會參加4月29日的白宮記者協會晚宴。

The glitzy event draws celebrities, journalists and politicians, normally including the US president. 眾多名人、記者和政界人士將會參加這一備受矚目的活動,通常美國總統也會出席。

Mr Trump said he would not attend a day after the White House excluded several major broadcasters and newspapers from a press briefing. 就在白宮將幾大媒體擋在新聞發佈會門外的第二天,特朗普就聲稱他不會參加白宮記者協會晚宴。

He has frequently described negative news coverage as “fake”. 特朗普經常把關於他的負面新聞報導稱作“假新聞”。

However, he has not provided any evidence for his claims. 然而,他並未就此提供過任何證據。

The announcement comes as relations between the White House and some media outlets continue to deteriorate. 特朗普此番言論正值白宮和部分媒體關係持續惡化的當口。

On Friday, the BBC, CNN, Buzzfeed and the New York Times were among media groups barred from an off-camera informal briefing held by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. 上週五(24日),白宮發言人肖恩•斯派塞主持召開的一場禁止拍照的非正式新聞發佈會把BBC、CNN、Buzzfeed和《紐約時報》等一眾媒體擋在門外。

Hours before the briefing, Mr Trump had delivered a strong attack on what he called “fake news” in the media, targeting stories with unnamed sources. 就在發佈會召開前幾小時,特朗普對媒體發佈的所謂“假新聞”發起強烈抨擊,矛頭指向那些未提及消息來源的新聞。

He said “fake news” was the “enemy of the people”. 特朗普稱,“假新聞”是“人民公敵”。

Mr Trump announced his non-attendance at the correspondents’ dinner via Twitter. 特朗普通過推特宣佈了他不參加記者協會晚宴的決定。

He wrote: “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” 他寫道:“我將不會參加今年的白宮記者協會晚宴。我祝福所有人,希望他們過一個愉快的夜晚!”

Bloomberg News and the New Yorker magazine are among media outlets who have said they will not hold their usual after-parties this year. 彭博新聞社和《紐約客》雜誌等幾家媒體表示今年晚宴結束後不會按往年慣例舉行聚會。

There have been some calls for journalists to boycott the event itself. 甚至還有人呼籲記者們聯合抵制白宮記者協會晚宴。