HARRISBURG, PA (CBS) — President Trump took his best shots at the media as he skipped the annual Washington Correspondents dinner for a campaign-style rally with his base in Central Pennsylvania.

President Trump mocked the reporters saying a large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media were “consoling each other” at the While House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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Trump said, “And I could not possibly more thrilled to be more than 100 miles away from Washington’s swamp spending my evening with all of you and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people, right?”

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The crowd at a 7,000 plus seat arena at Harrisburg’s Farm Show Complex erupted in cheers followed by chants of USA! USA!

Trump covered many of the themes of his campaign at this campaign-style event vowing to review climate and trade deals with other countries and restore American industries.

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On illegal immigration, he vowed to build the border wall and, as he put it, [take] the fight to sanctuary cities.