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Donald Trump celebrated his 100th day as President in true Trumpian fashion.
With a barely coherent, totally baseless Twitter attack on the press (the freedom of which is protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution).
He also boycotted the White House Correspondents' Dinner, a hundred-year old annual event for journalists who cover the White House, and is usually an evening of light hearted ribbing of both the press and the President.
Note: the only other President to miss the dinner was Reagan in 1981, as he was recovering from an assassination attempt.
In fairness, his presence would probably have been quite awkward anyway, given that he has banned mainstream news outlets from press conferences, gave a raging press conference accusing the media of everything from misinformation to outright lying - oh, and this terrifying vignette:
So what was the President of the United States doing while the best of the White House press were partying the night away?
You've guessed it: attacking the media.
At a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania, Trump attacked the "incompetent, dishonest"media for unfavourable coverage of him - to loud boos from the crowd.
A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now.If the media's job is to be honest and to tell the truth, the media deserves a very, very big fat failing grade.
A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now.
If the media's job is to be honest and to tell the truth, the media deserves a very, very big fat failing grade.
For someone who repeatedly tries to paint the media as "failing", irrelevant and FAKE NEWS, Trump sure does go on about his terrible coverage a lot.
He also blamed the Democrats for all his failures to keep campaign promises so far, such as 'repeal and replace' the Affordable Care Act, the Mexican wall and the 'Muslim ban'.
It's worth noting that in an exclusive interview with Reuters, instead of discussing the progress of his first 100 days Trump complained about the burden of presidency and harped on about his electoral college win in the 2016 elections.
Donald Trump is your petty ex who just won't let it go.
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