Donald Trump Ditches White House Correspondents Dinner For Pennsylvania Rally Mocking Media
By Shawn Rice
President Donald Trump ditched the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and, instead, attended a rally in Pennsylvania to lay into the media. The rally marked 100 days in the Oval Office. At the rally, Trump told supporters in Pennsylvania that he was keeping “one promise after another”, dismissing criticism as “fake news” by “out of touch” journalists. At one point, Trump also said to throw out an angry protester.
Trump’s skipping of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is the first by a president since Ronald Reagan in 1981. At the rally in Harrisburg, Pa., Trump said that the media should be given “a big, fat, failing grade” over their coverage of his achievements during his first 100 days and told the cheering crowd he was “thrilled to be more than 100 miles from Washington.” The president said the previous administration of Barack Obama “gave us a mess”, stressing that he was ready for “great battles to come and we will win in every case.”
“A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capitol right now,” he said. “They are gathered together for a White House Correspondents’ Dinner without the president.” Trump has attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner before and was famously roasted by President Barack Obama at the 2011 event.
Here are some reactions to Trump’s rally on social media.
Does Trump realize he is the President of the United States & not just the President of the ones that cheer him at his “rallies”?#TrumpRally
— Jeeniya (@jeeniya90) April 30, 2017
Harrisburg #TrumpRally. Come on, did he actually boast about all the coal and steel jobs he’s created? Where? China?
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) April 30, 2017
What is this #TrumpRally celebrating? The women’s march? 2x failed Muslim ban? FBI Russiagate investigation? Flynn treason? 19 golf outings?
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) April 30, 2017
Less people showed up to this #TrumpRally than the last Nickelback concert
— Millennial Democrats (@Millennial_Dems) April 30, 2017
— Bill Madden (@activist360) April 30, 2017
If you were not horrified by what you heard at the #TrumpRally in Harrisburg, please seek help. Immediately.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) April 30, 2017
While u are focused on the empty rhetoric at the #TrumpRally , I’m gonna focus on why Trump keeps allowing open white supremacists in the WH
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) April 30, 2017
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