President Donald Trump didn't hold back when he criticized the media from atop his bully pulpit at his rally in Pennsylvania Saturday. He took full aim at the media and delivered a knockout punch.
"You may know there's another big gathering taking place in Washington D.C." the president pronounced. "Did you hear about it?"
"A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation's capitol right now," he added.
"They are gathered together for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, without the president," he continued, to great applause and laughter.
"And 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, right?"
The White House Correspondents' Dinner is a charity event that benefits students of journalism with scholarships. Trump announced that he would not attend the dinner months ago, but only recently announced that he would be speaking at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, one of the states that secured his election.
Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1492877426.0
CNN especially broke out in heated debate after Trump criticized the press.