'I thought it would be easier'

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The president says he "loved" his "previous life. I had so many things going", said Trump, who is nearly 100 days into his presidency.

Along with Saturday being his 100th day in office, it's also the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which the president chose not to attend because he felt he had been treated unfairly by the media. "I thought it would be easier". "I can't drive any more". "But this is actually more work". "And while I have a little privacy in my old life because, you know, I've been famous for a long time; this is much less privacy than I have ever seen before". This is, you know, something that's really incredible.

Screenshot of a tweet about Donald Trump's first 100 days

"Here, you can take that, that's the final map of the numbers", the Republican president said from his desk in the Oval Office, handing out maps of the United States with areas he won marked in red.

"I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington's swamp", he said, "spending my evening with all of you and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people, right?" "I can't drive anymore".

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"At the same time, you really empty your own really little cocoon because you have such messy protection, that you know you can't go anywhere", he said.

"Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject", he added.

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The admission was met with some mirth by opponents.

Trump also reflected on his relationship with the media.

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"After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it's not so easy", Trump told the Wall Street Journal. "But it's not what you would think".