As part of his ongoing feud [VIDEO] with the mainstream media, Donald Trump became the first president in over three decades to ditch the White House Correspondents Dinner to avoid the press and the comedians who were sure to mock him. In its place, Trump held a rally for himself in celebration of his first 100 days in office, but wasn't too honest about the amount of people who showed up for the event.

Trump's rally fail

Since the day Donald Trump announced that he was running for president [VIDEO] back in June 2015, he's not been on the same page as the press, which only got worse as time moved forward. Whether it was his controversial comments about immigrants, to his campaign rhetoric, or his policy proposals since being sworn into office, the former host of "The Apprentice" has taken his feud with the media to a new level, which appeared to reach a fever pitch when he ordered that many well-respected news outlets, including the New York Times, BBC, and CNN, be banned from a White House press briefing earlier this year.

The president routinely bashes any reports he doesn't agree with, labeling them "fake news," and prompting his supporters to use the term ad-nauseam. Due to this, it didn't come as a complete surprise that Trump decided to skip the annual White House Correspondents Dinner to hold a rally in its place. As reported by The Hill on April 29, the attendance at the event wasn't what Trump was hoping for.

According to The Hill, Donald Trump's rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday night didn't turn out as many supporters as the president said. "We have a lot of people standing outside," Trump said of his supporters, claiming that he "broke the all-time record" for the arena.

Despite this, a photo tweeted out by Jonathan Tamari of the Philly Inquirer showed that Trump's claims don't hold up to the facts with many empty seats scattered around the arena.

Dinner clash

Donald Trump then shifted his attention to the correspondents dinner, calling the event "boring." "They would love to be with us right here tonight," he said, while noting his rally has a "much larger crowd" with "better people."

In response, WHCA President Jeff Manson addressed Donald Trump at the start of the dinner, and didn't hold back his thoughts. "We are here to celebrate the press, not the presidency," Mason said. "We are not fake news," Mason went on to said, before adding, "and we are not the enemy of the American people." After just 100 days in office, it doesn't appear that the billionaire real estate mogul or the press are willing to back down anytime soon.