Update: Following a sparsely attended rally where he gave a rambling and garbled speech Saturday, current president Donald Trump told Breitbart news that the event, despite visual evidence to the contrary, was a sellout, which he had predicted during the week. Our original story:

Washington (eTruePolitics) – President Trump, who last August called Harrisburg, PA a “war zone,” has announced he will be holding a “BIG” rally Saturday night in the state’s capital city to mark his 100th day in office. The Harrisburg rally occurs on the same night as the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, the annual media lovefest which every president since Ronald Reagan has attended.

The move, praised as “brilliantly counter-intuitive” by administration staffers, has not been embraced by Harrisburg’s still outraged residents.

“Sold out, my ass,” said Harvey W. Wodehouse, who described himself as a “another Trump voter who owes the country an apology.”

Details about the rally from White House press secretary Sean Spicer may not have helped the tense situation.

“We will be serving hot American meals, free, for the hungry men, women and children of Harrisburg,” said Spicer, who emphasized there would be “Absolutely no enchiladas or fucking falafels” on the menu.

 

Photo  illustration by Ray Dougela