Donald Trump marked his 100th day as president surrounded by enthusiastic supporters waving American flags and cheering his name in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania rally.
While tens of thousands of people around the country marched in protest to the president’s denial of climate change and slashing of EPA regulations, and as the media gathered for the annual tradition of the White House Correspondence Dinner, Trump stood before a huge crowd of his most energetic fans at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
“As you may know, there’s another big gathering taking place tonight in Washington, D.C.,” he told the crowd of an estimated 10,000+. “A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now.
“They are gathered together for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner… without the president. I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington [and] spending my evening with all of you and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people.”
At the 100-day rally, Trump spoke of the media (“they are a disgrace”), journalists (“dishonest”) and read the poem “The Snake” (about a woman who takes in a sick snake only for it to kill her) to make a point about refugees.
His unyielding supporters made their voices loud and strong, both in person and on social media.
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) April 30, 2017
This is the first time in 8 years I have been proud of my President.
— Scott Presler (@ScottPresler) April 30, 2017
— M A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) April 29, 2017
— Alex ???????? (@SoCal4Trump) April 30, 2017
— Mary (@hotroddergirl) April 29, 2017
— robjh1 (@robjh1) April 30, 2017
Still, there were those who found humor in his need to be back in “campaign” mode.
— Mompreneur #DemForce (@Mompreneur_of_3) April 29, 2017
Keep waiting for trump to scream "live from New York it's Saturday night". #trumprally
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@Deanofcomedy) April 30, 2017
Does Trump realize he is the President of the United States & not just the President of the ones that cheer him at his "rallies"?#TrumpRally
— Jeeniya (@jeeniya90) April 30, 2017
— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) April 30, 2017
— Miss Mary (@MommysNotDrunk) April 30, 2017