White House Requests Screening Of The Post

From the Hollywood Reporter:

This weekend, filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s The Post expands into additional theaters — including the White House. President Donald Trump’s team has requested, and been granted, access to the 20th Century Fox political drama for both 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and Camp David, where the president is scheduled to host a summit on Saturday and Sunday with top GOP lawmakers.

For decades, Hollywood has provided movies for the first family or White House staff to watch, when asked. Continuing that tradition, sources say the Trump White House has been fed a steady diet of new releases. That doesn’t mean, however, that Trump himself is engaging.

Nevertheless, there’s a certain amount of irony to The Post ask. Stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are critics of the commander-in-chief, while Spielberg says he rushed to make the movie to remind people of the importance of the First Amendment amid the current political climate and Trump’s repeated attacks on the media.