Trump's executive order calls for trade study

Trump's executive order calls for trade study

More than 100 miles away from Harrisburg, journalists led by White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason slammed the US President for attacking the media.

Claiming that his administration is operating "on a very simple principle" of putting "the needs of American workers, American families, American companies and American citizens first", the president promised the continued eradication of "criminal gangs and cartels that have infiltrated our country".

Noticeably, Trump skipped the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday becoming the first American president to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1981.

"A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation's capital right now", he said.

"Welcome to the series finale of the White House correspondents' dinner", Minhaj, who plays a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show program, told the crowd. I'd give him a gentleman's C for effort but a D-minus overall. "Others may disagree about that. 'You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in, '" Trump said reading the lyrics written by Al Wilson.

President Donald Trump speaks at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, April, 29, 2017. The threat from North Korea, getting a health care bill passed and possibly renegotiating the Paris climate accord were among the big talking points of the almost one-hour speech. "Most importantly, we're bringing back jobs".

While Trump's raucous rally was straight out of his campaign playbook, he also did something he rarely does - call out U.S. congressmen from Pennsylvania who were in attendance by name.

Almost six in 10 Americans feel uneasy about US President Donald Trump's approach towards handling the situation in Syria, according to a new CBS News poll.

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the USA trade representative to conduct a study of US trade agreements.

The correspondents' dinner was briefly upstaged Saturday afternoon when late-night TV star Samantha Bee of "Full Frontal" pulled in celebrities for the first "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner", among them Alysia Reiner of "Orange Is the New Black", Retta of "Parks and Recreation" and Matt Walsh of "Veep". Reagan, recuperating from a gunshot wound to the chest sustained during an assassination attempt, still delivered remarks by phone. Richard Nixon was the last president to skip the dinner completely. Trump ended up being the butt of the jokes that night from comedian Seth Meyers and Obama himself.

He also made sure to bring up Trump's chief spokesman, saying 'I don't see Sean Spicer here tonight because I think he's at home googling how to fake his own death'. Trump, who already announced his plan to run for re-election, has raised tens of millions of dollars before he marked his 100th day in the White House.

But that could change after Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull jets to NY to meet with Mr Trump on Thursday.

The first 100 days, however significant or not the benchmark means in predicting the course of a presidency, has seen the president ramp up the activity, perhaps to "generate momentum" for his agenda, The Hill reported, though casting doubts that it would automatically have that effect.

Trump's first 100 days have also been plagued with controversy, from appointing his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to key White House posts to dealing with allegations of possible ties between some of his campaign aides and Russian Federation.

He shrugged off his failure to score major legislative victories on his core campaign promises, such as repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act and construction of a Mexican border wall.



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