Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington

  • Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington

Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington

NY [U.S.], April 30: Speaking at the correspondents dinner, from which Donald Trump was missing, the White House Correspondents" Association hit back at the United States President for his steady and consistent attack on the media and sent him a clear message- "we are not fake news'. President Jimmy Carter did not attend in 1978 and in 1980. Before that, Richard Nixon was the last president to skip the dinner.

On his 99th day in office, President Trump signed his 32nd executive order.

The White House says the president will sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the USA trade representative to perform a comprehensive study of the nation's trade agreements.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Democratic and liberal protest groups turned out for an opposition rally and march in Harrisburg on Saturday to protest Trump, who chose to host his event in the same city he referred to as "a war zone" during the campaign.

President Trump claimed his 100-day rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night broke attendance records, though journalists pointed out rows of empty seats at the expo center where the event was held.

Rather than attending the annual dinner - where the president traditionally is the opening act for a well-known Hollywood comedian and is also the butt of numerous event's jokes - Trump has opted to take a short trip from Washington to Pennsylvania.

Among the reasons for that is that they represent the best opportunity an incoming president will have to implement new policies and deliver new legislation, thanks to the inevitable momentum generated by an election victory.

"I could not possibly be more thrilled to be more than one hundred miles away from the Washington swamp", he continued.

"As you may know, there's another big gathering taking place tonight in Washington, D.C.", Trump opened, speaking to his dedicated audiences of boo-ers and cheerers. "He played to his base and he treated his other listeners, the rest of the people who have been disturbed about him or opposed him, he treated them basically as, 'I don't give a damn what you think because you're frankly like the enemy.' I thought it was a deeply disturbing speech".

A protester joining demonstrators moving down Pennsylvania Avenue during a People's Climate March
A protester joining demonstrators moving down Pennsylvania Avenue during a People's Climate March

Marches against the divisive U.S. president took place across the country.

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.

Trump, a longtime critic of the number of Obama's executive orders, issued more executive orders in his first 100 days than any other president aside from Harry Truman.

"Was that the mic drop when Obama said Trump would never be President?" Don't even worry about it.

So how did Mr. Trump do in his first hundred days, and what have we learned of him? The top Democrat in the Senate sees the first 100 days very differently than the White House. "It put the countries of this world on notice that the sellout of the American worker was over".

Trump's rally Saturday night in Harrisburg offered a familiar recapitulation of what he and aides have argued for days are administration successes, including the successful nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his Cabinet choices and the approval of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

"The first 100 days of my administration has been just about the most successful in our country's history", the real estate billionaire said in his weekly address on Friday, despite having called the 100-day milestone arbitrary, "a false standard".

President Trump also narrowly avoided a government shutdown on his 100th day.