During a Saturday night speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump mocked the White House Correspondents Dinner, the yearly event that he skipped in order to hold a rally.
At the very beginning of his event, Trump said that there is currently a large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media who are consoling each other at a ballroom in the nation’s capitol
Trump went on to say that he’d much rather be with his supporters in Pennsylvania.
“I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington’s swamp, spending my evening with all of you, and with a much, much larger crowd, and much better people,” Trump said.
Trump went on to say that the correspondents dinner is probably going to be “very, very boring” but that “next year maybe we’ll make it more exciting for them,” suggesting he could show up next year.
The president spent the next several minutes railing against the media, grading them on their first 100 days and accusing them of unfair coverage.
The White House Correspondents Dinner is a yearly event in which journalists and politicians gather in Washington for a night of drinks and jokes. The president almost always attends, but Donald Trump opted out of it this year, saying that he was skipped it because the media does not cover him accurately.