Trump to spend Day 100 in office talking tough on trade

Journalists have asked President Trump to stop attacking the media during the WH correspondents dinner

Journalists have asked President Trump to stop attacking the media during the WH correspondents dinner

Reuters/Joshua RobertsU.S. President Donald Trump arrives for the swearing in ceremony of Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in April 2017.

President Donald Trump is issuing a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organized for the same evening the White House Correspondents' Association hosts its annual dinner.

Prior to his arrival the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, a rodeo arena in Harrisburg, Trump's and his entourage stopped at Ames Companies in Pennsylvania's Cumberland County, a corporation that makes wheelbarrows and landscaping and gardening tools. As he did so, chants of "USA! US!" as his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, mingled with factory workers.

Pence spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press".

But ours is going to be much more exciting, I think. "We sold thousands and thousands of tickets".

Hundreds of sister marches were held in cities like Boston, New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, and London.

In addition to speaking at the rally, Trump signed two executive orders in Harrisburg, one directing a review all United States trade agreements and the second establishing the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.

On the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he has vowed to renegotiate, he said "if we can't make a fair deal for our companies and our workers we will terminate NAFTA".

Tammy Hayes of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, told Independent Journal Review that she is pleased with President Trump's work in his first 100 days, saying she is most impressed with Trump's foreign policy. As a candidate Trump made many promises to voters. "He does understand what we want". But speaking to supporters Saturday night in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the president derided the news media and accused them of "fake news".

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Terrorism and the economy were the most important issues to Trump voters, followed closely by illegal immigration. Most Americans agree with President Trump's postponement of any demand to Congress to fund a wall on the U.S.

It turns out that every president in the modern era: Trump, Obama and all the rest, walk into the White House unprepared for the massive task at hand. "But when you have articles out there that have no basis or fact, and we're sitting here on 24/7 cable companies, writing stories about constant contacts with Russian Federation, and all these other matters".

Other Trump supporters like John Spatig, of Bethlehem, said Trump's first 100 days have been challenging because "the swamp doesn't want to be drained", adding, "The pushback is incredible".

Trump's most resonant promises relate to creating jobs and reviving the Rust Belt economy, he said.

"From the first day of my administration, I have governed by a simple idea: My only allegiance is to you, our wonderful citizens", Trump said in his weekly address Saturday.

He shrugged off his failure to score major legislative victories on his core campaign promises, such as repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act and construction of a Mexican border wall.

But if history is any indicator, his first 100 days in office are going to be a preview of his first year in office: a chaotic mess being orchestrated by a president and an administration in way over their heads.

Asked shortly before the Pennsylvania rally what his message was for the climate protesters back in D.C., the president responded, "Enjoy the day".

Mr Trump's 100th day events were set in a politically important state that he won with 48% of the vote. You are the hardworking people who might not talk on TV or wear tuxedos to fancy dinners, but who have always comprised the backbone of our country. The response from the crowd in Harrisburg confirmed it.

"And very importantly for Pennsylvania, we have ended the war on handsome, clean coal and we are putting our great coal miners back to work", Trump said. The president then went on to tout what he calls the "profound change" he's brought to Washington.

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