Trump to spend Day 100 in office talking tough on trade
May 03 2017 by Irving Hamilton
He told supporters that he was keeping "one promise after another", dismissing criticism as "fake news" by "out of touch" journalists.
Pennsylvania was a key state victory for Trump in the November election, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to carry the state since 1988.
"It's a false standard, 100 days", Trump said while signing an executive order on Friday, "but I have to tell you, I don't think anybody has done what we've been able to do in 100 days, so we're very happy".
The first 100 days of the Trump presidency has included two travel bans and several executive orders. Still, there were rows of empty seats and space on the floor as he spoke.
The star power of the real correspondents' dinner took a hit this year when Trump declined to attend, the first president since Ronald Reagan in 1981 to skip it. He returns to Washington, D.C., with 1361 days left in his term. He also is holding a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the milestone. It's an wonderful sign, he said, to the rest of the world that the president isn't beyond the reach of the First Amendment.
"We are not fake news", he added, referencing a common insult lobbed by the President.
He painted a dark picture of unsafe immigrants flooding into the country, of police under siege and Islamic terrorism threatening Americans' safety, promising to reverse those problems.
Although supporters dominated the audience, there were some protesters. So far, 18 people on Trump's team, including him, have been accused of having Russian ties.
Eight days into his administration, President Trump places a phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House.
Republicans have rallied behind Trump's appointment of the conservative judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Then, on the same day that marches had been held worldwide protesting his skeptical views on climate change and seeking great investments in protecting the climate, Trump informed that crowd that he would be making a big decision about the Paris Climate Agreement in the next two weeks. The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want", a favorite from the campaign trail, played over the loudspeakers.
-Edgar A. Poe Award victor: David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post for stories on Donald Trump's philanthropic claims. "Do we agree with that?" he asked the cheering crowd. But he's fallen short on promises that require the help of Congress, such as replacing Obamacare and securing funds for a border wall. Even his promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico has been caught up in a spending debate, with no support from Democrats and little to no progress being made. They remain fiercely loyal and encouraged by his first few months. "They're fed up with some of the destructive practices", he said.
"Our reporting needs to get both fact and tones right", he said.
More voters trust President Donald Trump than they do the media, with 51 percent saying the national political media is "out of touch with everyday Americans", a new poll finds.
But even if his core supporters still fully back him, he is the least popular United States leader in modern times at this stage of his presidency. "(W) hen lying is combined with secrecy, there is usually a pretty good road map in front of us". "They see weakness and they jump on it", said Perry, 30.
As Trump continued to deride the media, a protestor brandishing a Russian flag and shouting "Trump's a traitor" was ejected from the arena by local authorities.
But during an interview with "Face the Nation" on CBS aired Sunday, Trump said the measure has a "clause that guarantees" that people with pre-existing conditions will be covered.
"The media", he said, "deserves a very, very big fat failing grade" for covering his first 100 days in office.