Donald Trump now has plans for his 100th day as president.
Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017
Normally, a rally for Trump wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy. He’s held a few of them since he took office. But aside from the fact it’s a numerically symbolic day in his presidency, there’s also this fact: It’s the same night as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an event he and his staff are skipping.
One senior official told Politico, though, that the rally isn’t about competing with the press corps’ annual event.
“The media is trying to make this about them when, respectively, it has nothing to do with you guys,” the official told the website. “It’s about focusing on the people.”
Trump, thus far, has had a waffling relationship with the idea of what 100 days in the Oval Office means. He said this week that it’s a ridiculous standard.
No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017
That’s an interesting opinion since he also talked at length on the campaign trail about what he would accomplish in his first 100 days in office and considering he still has a “contract with the American voter” page live on his website which details his “100-day plan to restore prosperity to our economy, security to our communities, and honesty to our government.”
As for how well he’s holding up his end of the contract, the Daily Dot’s David Gilmour wrote, “Aside from providing clear evidence of Trump’s flip-flop on the 100-day benchmark, the contract also provides a clear way to compare Trump as president-elect and president of the United States. Trump has been unable to hold to many of the promises presented in the two-page document, achieving only 10 of the 28 action pledges.”