At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims ‘change’
President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media that he says is misleading Americans.
Declaring his “only allegiance is to you, our wonderful citizens,” Trump signed executive orders toughening the nation’s posture on trade deals.
“We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore,” he said in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. “From now on, it’s going to be America first.”
But even as he appealed to Pennsylvania voters who helped elect him in a surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump seemed caught between his role as an outsider candidate and a now-elected negotiator still figuring out how to deal with the very insiders he vowed to drain from Washington’s “swamp.”
He’s now spent 100 days being educated on the slow grind of government even in a Republican-dominated capital, and watching some of his promises — such as repealing former President Barack Obama’s health care law and temporarily banning immigration from people in some Muslim nations — go up in smoke.