Trump, who found his stride during the campaign in front of large, cheering crowds across the country in states where his populist message resonates, took the stage Saturday night alongside Vice President Mike Pence.
Even with his return to Pennsylvania, Trump seemed torn between who he was courting.
China's leader got a fancy dinner, complete with "beautiful" chocolate cake at Trump's Florida resort in April, not the promised "McDonald's hamburger" and humble pie.
Instead, Minhaj praised the First Amendment for allowing a "first-generation Indian-American Muslim kid" to make fun of the president on live TV.
Trump will then host a rally for supporters in the state capitol of Harrisburg, an event that will coincide with an anti-Trump rally organized by Democrats and other organizations.
The last time Trump attended the dinner was in 2011, when he was a NY real estate mogul and reality TV star who had just jumped into politics by getting involved in the "birther" movement, calling for President Barack Obama to release his birth certificate.
Celebrating the first 100 days of his administration, Donald Trump Sunday attacked the media for misleading the people with "fake news" as he skipped the "very boring" White House Correspondents' Dinner to become the first president in over 30 years to boycott the gala.
The crowd booed every time the president mentioned the media and when Trump said organisations such as CNN and MSNBC broadcast "fake news".
Trump's road to the White House, paved in big, sometimes impossible pledges, has detoured onto a byway of promises deferred or left behind, an Associated Press analysis has found. March 24 - Trump's first attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, fails when House Republicans decide not to present a draft bill for voting as a result of lack of support within their own party.
"There's a large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation's capital right now", he said.
"I don't think anybody has done what we've been able to do in 100 days, so we're very happy", he added to reporters Friday, remarking that he nevertheless believes the 100-day milestone to be arbitrary, "a false standard".
"Irrespective of how successful President Trump is perceived to have been so far, he and his administration dominated news headlines during the first 100 days in office", CLS said in a report released last week. Even before his rally Saturday night, the president himself seemed keenly aware that the day is historically a symbolic moment for the media, pundits, the country and perhaps even much of the world to assess his young presidency. Asked during an interview for CBS' "Face the Nation" if military action would follow a nuclear test by the North, President Trump responded: "I don't know".
President Donald Trump is marking his 100th day in office by talking tough on trade.
That hasn't stopped the president - who has both hyped and dismissed the significance of the 100-day mark - from claiming to run the most successful administration in USA history, a message he's expected to take to supporters in a campaign-style rally Saturday evening.
Brendon Gaylor, 22, a network technician at the state Department of Health, was attending his first Trump rally.
Signalling that he may withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, he said full compliance with the "one sided agreement" could "ultimately shrink American GDP by 2.5 trillion dollars over a 10 year period". I was thrilled, however, to see President Trump pick up the mantle and approve the pipeline's construction.
"Freedom of the press is a building block of our democracy". Thousands of marchers made their way through Washington's streets during the People's Climate March, a protest against Trump's moves to roll back environmental regulations.