Trump slams media during rally marking his 100th day in office

The US President was in Pennsylvania last night holding a rally to mark his 100th day in office. Trump was in campaign mode, stating his accomplishments, slamming the media for being "fake news” and restating promises he made as a candidate.
Trump rallied his base in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

US President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Pennsylvania to mark his 100th day in office where 10,000 attended. Coinciding with this rally, the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held, an event the president chose to miss.

“A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now,” Trump said. “They are gathered together for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, without the president. And I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington's swamp, spending my evening with all of you and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people, right? Right?”

Trump began by mocking and criticizing the media calling the reports on CNN and MSNBC "fake news" and attacking the New York Times. After touting the achievements during his first 100 days, Trump discussed North Korea and the deterioration of relations between the countries. On this issue, the president also chose to attack the media for criticizing him about not calling China a currency manipulator, which he promised during his campaign.

"As you know I've been a big critic of China and I've been taking about currency manipulation for a long time," Trump said. "So we have currency manipulation by China but China is helping us possibly or probably with the North Korean situation. It's a great thing.”

"China is helping us possibly or probably with the North Korean situation" Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Throughout the speech, Trump did not renew any of his campaign promises to the American public but repeated the same commitments he failed to deliver during the first 100 days: to repeal Obamacare, to build the wall on the Mexican border, to expel “radical Islamic terrorists” and to re-evaluate trade agreements.

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