CNN senior political analyst and former presidential adviser, David Gergen on Saturday slammed President Trump for delivering a “divisive” speech to his audience at a rally in Pennsylvania, claiming, “To bring your campaign speech into the presidency is something presidents rarely do.” He said he found it “deeply disturbing.”
Gergen admonished the president for playing to his base and treating “his other listeners, the rest of the people who have been disturbed about him or oppose him, he treated them, basically, as, ‘I don’t care, I don’t give a damn what you think, because you’re frankly like the enemy.’”
Instead of attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Trump held a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to celebrate his 100th day in office. He was received by an adoring crowd as he recalled his accomplishments since taking office in January and stated his continuing commitment to keeping the promises he made while he campaigned for the job, which includes repealing Obamacare and building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Calling Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) “a bad leader,” Trump accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda.
“Senator Schumer is weak on crime and wants to raise your taxes through the roof. He is a poor leader – known him a long time – and he’s leading the Democrats to doom,” said Trump.
Acknowledging that he was missing the annual gala dinner, which was taking place in Washington at the same time, Trump said, “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.”