President Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office with a rally at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
Trump’s speech before a full room lasted about an hour, and covered his absence from the White House Correspondents Dinner and his love of Pennsylvania. According to Lancaster Online, there was approximately 6,000 people in attendance.
“I love this state. I love the people of this state,” Trump said.
Prior to the rally, Trump toured the Ames Company factory in Harrisburg, and signed two executive orders, one calling for a review of all existing trade agreements, and the other creating an Office of Trade and Manufacturing.
Trump’s speech covered his usual talking points, calling for the wall between the U.S. and Mexico, taking digs at the media, and bringing back coal and energy jobs to the U.S. and Pennsylvania.
Trump closed his speech by continuing to make the promises he made during the campaign.
“We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you. Thank you.”
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party, which organized protests outside the Farm Show Complex, called Trump out on his campaign promises and the time he has spent golfing in Florida.
“Donald Trump has now been president for 100 days, and Americans are worse off and his accomplishments are nonexistent. During his first 100 days, Trump has spent more days on the golf course than he has spent protecting American workers. Trump’s actions speak much louder than his words, and it is abundantly clear that we cannot trust our president’s word,” Pa. Dems Chairman Marcel Groen said in a release before the event.
The Pa. Dems hosted DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, and state Senator Daylin Leach at their protest.
“when Obama took so much time off to play golf” because he didn’t take “so much time”. He took A LOT less time off than Bush, and less time off than Trump.
He didn’t rack up bills like Trump has.
Also, the problem isn’t Trump playing at his golf courses, it’s using the presidency to personally enrich himself at taxpayer expense.
I don’t think anyone on the Democrat side every complained when Obama took so much time off to play golf. They never complained when he incurred massive expenses for a circus of attendants and hangers-on at the public expense at expensive hotels all over the country.
By contrast, if Trump plays golf at places he owns, he certainly is entitled to do so. He worked hard to own them, and is entitled to do what he wishes there.
@CW. Lancaster Online was way off. The place was filled, to the roof. If you don’t believe it, look at the photos of the event.
BTW, by contrast, the “hundreds” of anti-Trump demonstrators probably didn’t even break 150-200. They did a great job posing for the camera, though.
Hardly a full room with 6000. The place seats 7300.
The lie about a “full room” and 6000 attendees were just that…LIES. Any photo of the event will show it was NOT full.
The golfing issue has several points that you are overlooking:
1) Trump practically made a career out of criticizing Obama for spending time golfing, and Trump has spend FAR more time golfing. (I don’t Obama even golfed during his first 100 days). So, the protest is about Trump’s hypocrisy on the issue.
2) Trump is using his golf excursions to his Mar-a-lago club to enrich himself at the expense of the American taxpayers FAR IN EXCESS of costs of previous presidents. Trump also doubled the membership fees, because members are getting (or believe they are getting) access to the President of the US.
3) Trump is taking a lot of “vacation” during a time of crisis (many of which are his own making).
4) In Florida, Trump is disconnecting himself from legislators, policy makers, and experts who might be able to educate, advise or work with him.
5) As the comic at the WHCD said: Well, if he’s golfing, he’s not being president and delaying the Apocalypse.
“The Pennsylvania Democratic Party, which organized protests outside the Farm Show Complex, called Trump out on… the time he has spent golfing in Florida.”
Seriously? For the record, I couldn’t care less when it was Obama and I certainly don’t care now that it’s Trump. Being the President is the most stressful job in the world- if that helps whoever sits in that office re-focus and do their job better, then let them golf!
What have we become?
The clean-up crew is working overtime at the Farm Show Arena, where they are trying to remove 10 times as much bullshit as they get during a rodeo show.
Good point “just a thought”, he ended his own 6 month Pennlive ban the day he announced his re-election bid. Real class.
I would have thought Papenfuse would be inside with the Trump supporters chanting “FAKE NEWS” and how much Pennlive I mean the media sucks.