President Trump wasn’t in attendance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, the 100th day of his administration. He had better things to do. Instead of smiley facing people he has nothing in common with and can’t stand, the press and celebrities, he scheduled a rally in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, with real people who think he’s doing a great job.
In addressing the crowd, President Trump took a moment to speak to the other event that was happening on the night. He said, “As you may know, there’s another big gathering taking place tonight, in Washington DC. Did you hear about it?” From the chorus of boos that rose up from the packed house, the answer was that they clearly had and didn’t think too highly of it.
After taking a pause to allow the crowd their fun, Trump continued, saying, “A large group of Hollywood actors,” pausing for booing, “and Washington media,” another pause for even louder boos, “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.”
The cheers for President Trump not being at the event were much louder than the boos for the participants. Trump continues, “And I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than one hundred miles away from Washington Swamp, spending my evening with all of you. And with a much, much larger crowd, and much better people.”
On his 100th day President Trump seems to have found himself again. He’s gotten his footing, understands that the left is going to be the enemy no matter what and there is no such thing as reasoning with or even compromising with them. There is only their demands of concession or obstruction. It’s a game he seems to have realized he’s got no obligation to participate in playing.
Let’s hope he carries this attitude with him through the remainder of his Presidency and applies that same thinking to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, their lieutenants and any other swamp vermin, including his advisers, who might try to steer him in the wrong direction. That rural Pennsylvania air, clear and free of swamp gas, can sure work wonders for one’s perspective on things.
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