The speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania returns to familiar campaign themes and includes a dig at the very boring White House correspondents dinner
Donald Trump returned to familiar territory on Saturday in a bullish campaign-style speech in Pennsylvania to mark his 100 days in office. In a performance that suggested the US president was still in election mode, he repeated his scathing attacks on the media and his well-worn pledges to build a wall, destroy Islamic State, drain the swamp and revive the military. To loud cheers of USA, USA from the crowd, he vowed to save American healthcare and repeal disastrous Obamacare. Trump opened the rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with a dig at the White House Correspondents Dinner, which was also taking place on Saturday night, saying it would be very very boring. Theres a large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nations capital right now, he said. I could not possibly be more thrilled to be more than 100 miles away from the Washington swamp, spending my evening with all of you and a much, much larger crowd and much better people. Trump decided to skip the White House Correspondents Dinner, becoming the first US leader to miss the annual event since Ronald Reagan in 1981.