Donald Trump plans 'big rally' in Pennsylvania to mark 100 days in office

Nick Allen
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President Donald Trump has announced he will hold a “big rally” in Pennsylvania to mark his first 100 days in office on Saturday. 

The rally will also be held on the same might as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner which is traditionally attended by the incumbent president.

Mr Trump had said in February that he would not go to the dinner after a series of rows with media organisations.

He wrote on Twitter: "Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!"

The president did not say what might be the theme of his speech in Pennsylvania, but the state was key to him winning the election in November.

Many working class voters switched from the Democrats to Mr Trump after he promised to bring coal and steel jobs back to areas devastated by unemployment.

It will be the first rally Mr Trump has held in over a month.

Earlier this week Mr Trump called the 100-day landmark "ridiculous".

The rally will be held the day after a deadline for Congress to reach agreement on a  spending bill which, if they fail, could lead to a government shutdown.

Mr Trump has also promised a major announcement on tax reform, one of his key campaign pledges, on Wednesday.

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