Trade order, campaign rally on Trump's 100th day
- Author: Rita Burton May 01, 2017,
May 01, 2017, 15:18
He's now spent 100 days being educated on the slow grind of government even in a Republican-dominated capital, and watching some of his promises - such as repealing former President Barack Obama's health care law and temporarily banning immigration from people in some Muslim nations - go up in smoke.
In another echo of his campaign rallies, Mr Trump left the stage to the Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You What.
Meanwhile, North Korea's missile launch Saturday signaled its continued defiance against the U.S., China and other nations, on which Trump tweeted: "Bad!" "I mean, we'll see".
The President visited the AMES Companies in Pennsylvania's Cumberland County, a shovel manufacturer since 1774.
To supporters at an evening rally in Pennsylvania, he promoted American power and patriotism while emphasising such priorities as American manufacturing, better trade deals for the USA and a still-to-be defined tax cut plan. Democrats planned their own rally nearby.
President Trump's 100th day events were set in a politically important state that he won with 48 percent of the vote. So he started his rally by belittling reporters, reminding his supporters that Washington journalists were busy cavorting in a ballroom with Hollywood celebrities at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. That year, Ronald Reagan was recovering from an assassination attempt.
"I could not possibly be more thrilled to be more than 100 miles away from the Washington swamp", he told the Harrisburg crowd, which responded with a chorus of boos and jeers.
And while many of those were among Trump's "Contract with the American Voter" that he promised to accomplish in his first 100-days, his supporters in Harrisburg seemed not to care much about the old deadline.More news: Nasdaq tops 6000 mark for first time ever
Trump says if the media's job is to be honest and tell the truth, then they deserve "a big, fat failing grade".
"It's just unbelievable that he chose Pennsylvania to come for his 100th day", said Christina Dorman of Selinsgrove. It apparently falls short of Reagan's in 1981, and tax experts are sceptical that the plan would pay for itself.
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. Polls show that Americans feel slightly better about his job performance on that subject than his job performance overall.
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In his Pennsylvania speech he returned to many of his popular pre-election talking points. For decades our country has lived through the greatest jobs' theft in the history of the world.
The People's Climate March occurred in Washington and other cities across the globe in an effort to bring attention to the new administration's skeptical views on climate change, planned cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and generally more solicitous approach to business interests that might adversely impact the climate and the environment in various ways.
Executive orders in line to be signed Saturday would be the 31st and 32nd since Mr Trump took office - the most of any President in his first 100 days since World War II.