Last night was the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner – an affair that brings together a collection of politicians, Hollywood stars, and the media.
Normally, the president is the featured guest at the event but these are different times with a very different president.
President Trump decided to ignore the media and Hollywood elite Saturday night and instead held a rally with his supporters in Pennsylvania.
The decision to spend time with his base instead of the elites was classic Trump.
At the rally, Trump blasted the media and the crowd loved it (watch video).
Trump slammed CNN and MSNBC as fake news as well as The New York Times.
Fox News reported on Trump’s comments and remarks.
Trump became the first president since Ronald Reagan in 1981 to skip the event.
Instead, the president held a rally in Harrisburg, Pa. to celebrate his first 100 days in office. Trump told rally-goers that he was happy he was not in Washington.
“A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now,” Trump said. He added: “And I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 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, right?”
Choosing to spend time with the people that elected him president instead of socializing with elites was a brilliant strategy.
Trump reminded his voting base that he represents their values and interests, not the ruling class.