President Donald Trump has been in office for exactly 100 days. Whether or not you support him- there's no denying we've seen a lot of action on his part. At a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump reflected on his first months as our commander in chief and touched on many of the issues that helped him reach this presidential milestone.
President Trump addressed supporters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, one of the states that helped him win the election. The president told the crowd there's nowhere else he'd rather be and that he scheduled this rally at the same time as the Annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. He, once again, referred to the mainstream media as "fake news."
“They're trapped at the dinner which will be very, very boring but next year, maybe we'll make it more exciting for them in Washington and we'll show up. We have a good chance of showing up here again next year too," he said.
Also on his 100th day, Trump signed another executive order directing the Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade Representative to conduct a study of American trade agreements. The president then went on to tout what he calls the "profound change" he's brought to Washington. Two of his biggest achievements: appointing Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and the increase in job creation.
"In just these first few months we've created 99,000 new construction jobs, 49,000 new manufacturing jobs and 27,000 new mining jobs," he said.
While Trump touts what he considers to be his accomplishments, tensions rise overseas. South Korea and the U.S. have started joint exercises amid the growing threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. These drills come hours after South Korean and U.S. officials said they detected what they presumed was a failed missile launch from an area near the North Korean capital.
The president referred to his first 100 days as his "100 days of action." He also noted that the stock market has jumped since he's been in office and that he's not backing down on his promise to build a wall on the Mexican border. Trump also attacked New York senator Chuck Schumer - calling him a "poor leader." Schumer has also openly expressed his opposition towards the Trump administration.