Donald Trump faced the sober realities of his office yesterday as he marked the 100th day of a presidency stamped by chaos and confusion, but he will also take political succour in a campaign-style rally among core supporters.
Celine McNicholas for the Economic Policy Institute: "In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has continued to talk about creating 'jobs where Americans prosper and grow.' However, his actions during that time tell a different story".
Trump does have one big win: The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
A lot has changed since President Trump moved into the White House.
Early on in his tenure, Trump used an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal negotiated by the Obama administration. In addition to the visit to the Ames tool factory, which has been manufacturing shovels since 1774, the president will hold one of his signature campaign rallies in Harrisburg to cap the occasion.More news: United settles with passenger dragged off plane
"We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore", he said in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.
The administration argues that unfair competition with China and other trade partners has wiped out millions of USA factory jobs.
For instance, he expressed admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 presidential campaign, hosted Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the White House and has had warm words for Chinese President Xi Jinping, whom Trump is pressing to do more to rein in its ally and neighbor, North Korea.
Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, in his interview on ABC's "This Week, supported the invitation, saying that reaching out to the Philippines and other Asian nations is key to dealing with the nuclear threats by North Korea".
"I truly believe that the first 100 days of my Administration has been just about the most successful in our country's history", Trump said.More news: 'I thought it would be easier'
Priebus insisted the outreach to Duterte "doesn't mean that human rights don't matter, but what it does mean is that the issues facing us developing out of North Korea are so serious that we need cooperation at some level with as many partners in the area as we can get to make sure we have our ducks in a row".
Like Bush, Trump has resisted the 100-day mark.
The statement however did not provide details on when or if Duterte would visit Washington, but said the President Trump is looking forward to his Philippines trip in November. It apparently falls short of Reagan's in 1981, and tax experts are skeptical that the plan would pay for itself, as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has claimed.
So far, Trump has signed 30 executive orders on everything from border security to abortion. "Together, we are seeing that great achievements are possible when we put American People first". Since then, they've pushed back on his rewritten travel ban and his attempt to cut federal money for cities that harbor people who are in the United States illegally.
He's now spent 100 days being educated on the slow grind of government even in a Republican-dominated capital, and watching some of his promises - such as repealing former President Barack Obama's health care law and temporarily banning immigration from people in some Muslim nations - go up in smoke. He took office in April 1945 after the death of President Franklin Roosevelt, as America was still fighting World War II.More news: Afghan Taliban Launches Spring Offensive Against US, Afghan Forces
He said in his remarks: "In just 14 weeks, my administration has brought profound change to Washington".