President Trump skipped the White House Correspondents Dinner to hold a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania…He delivered a barn burner of a speech!
President Donald Trump railed against the media at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, just as the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner was set to begin in Washington, DC. This was no mistake!
“A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now,” he said. “They are gathered together for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner without the president.”
He continued: “And I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be 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.”
Although presidents typically attend the White House Correspondents Dinner and deliver a monologue, Trump had announced in February he wouldn’t participate.
To raucous booing from the crowd, Trump trashed outlets such as CNN and MSNBC as “fake news” and called the wider Washington media elite “a disgrace.” He ripped the “totally failing New York Times,” which he said was getting gradually smaller and would soon “look like a comic book.”
“The Washington media is part of the problem” – President Trump