When given the choice between attending the White House Correspondents dinner — a swampy D.C. event brimming with uber-rich, out-of-touch media elites — or headlining a rally jam-packed with the kind of real working-class Americans who elected him to the White House, our new president chose the latter.

President Trump’s bold decision proved once again that he’s not just a brilliant businessman — he also has excellent political instincts.

Why should the president attend a high-profile media event aimed at giving gravitas and ratings to a hyper-partisan industry that has covered his campaign, transition and first 100 days with an unprecedented level of blatant hostility? That’s like handing the keys to your car to someone who has repeatedly slashed your tires.

In the lead-up to his rally in Harrisburg, Pa., Trump tweeted: “Mainstream (FAKE) media refuses to state our long list of achievements, including 28 legislative signings, strong borders & great optimism!”

He’s right. According to a report released by the Media Research Center earlier this week, when it comes to covering the Trump administration, the mainstream media’s coverage has been 89 percent negative. That figure is hard to believe considering Trump has created more jobs in his first two months in the Oval Office than the past three presidents, appointed a widely respected Supreme Court Justice in Neil Gorsuch and restored a renewed sense of optimism in an economy that was still struggling to get back on its feet.

These are the kind of headlines that the unethical media — in the tank for the Democrats — won’t highlight on their nightly news segments.

It wasn’t that long ago that former President Barack Obama was marking his first 100 days in office. If you remember, the media’s coverage of him and his administration was nothing short of googly-eyed. If you go back and watch and read news reports from 2008, the stark difference between the way the media treated Obama and the way they’ve treated Trump has been clear as day.

It should come as no surprise that the same liberal Hollywood elites who labeled President Bush a war criminal are comparing our current president to Adolf Hitler. It’s sickening.

So, when given the choice, President Trump decided he’d rather spend his 100th day in office with the people who have treated him fairly, with the people who helped put him in the Oval Office, with the people who understand that the power to steer America’s future lies with them, at the ballot box — not with a talking head on TV.

Regardless of what the celebrities and media elites had to say at the correspondents dinner last night, Donald Trump will be having the last laugh.

He certainly proved them all wrong on election night.

Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” airing Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.


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