President Trump to Launch His 2020 Re-Election Campaign in Orlando

June 1, 2019 Updated: June 1, 2019

President Donald Trump has revealed that he will be announcing his 2020 presidential run at a rally in Orlando, Florida, on June 18.

Writing on Twitter on May 31, he said he will hold the rally with First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Second Lady Karen Pence at the Amway Center, which can seat 20,000 people.

“Join us for this Historic Rally!” he added while posting a link to the registration page.

Trump’s announcement to run for a second term will come as no surprise. He has conducted political campaign rallies for many months and has raised money for his campaigns.

Kayleigh McEnany, press secretary for the Trump 2020 campaign, told The Epoch Times in a previous interview that the president, along with highlighting his achievements in the past two years, plans to focus on exposing the alarming trend of Democratic candidates embracing socialism.

Kayleigh McEnany, the Trump 2020 campaign press secretary
Kayleigh McEnany, the Trump 2020 campaign press secretary, before President Donald Trump’s MAGA rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 28, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

“Every single member of the 2020 Democratic field will emerge with the scourge of socialism attached to them. They all want government takeover of health care, of energy, and with the Green New Deal. They want these radical proposals,” she said.

Along with McEnany, Trump Communications Director Tim Murtaugh has described the Democratic field of candidates as “one big socialist organism with 22 heads,” which was later changed to “one big socialist organism with 23 heads” when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his presidential bid.

Several Democratic presidential candidates are openly pushing for socialist policies as their leading agenda in the 2020 race like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

As part of his campaign, Sanders is promoting a range of socialist policies like “Medicare for All,” the “Green New Deal,” free college tuition, and the $15 minimum wage. These policies are being endorsed by other Democratic candidates including Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

McEnany said these socialist policies would “cost our economy tens of trillions of dollars, raise everyone’s taxes, completely explode our debt.”

Speaking to a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in March, Vice President Mike Pence said American voters will essentially be choosing between “freedom and socialism” at the 2020 election. He warned that if a socialist candidate rises to power, domestic and foreign policy successes under the Trump administration could be reversed.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during CPAC 2018 in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 22, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

“Will we let the Democrats take America on a hard left turn and lose all the gains that we’ve fought so hard to make?” Pence asked the audience. “If we lay out a choice between freedom and socialism, the American people will choose freedom every single time.”

Trump’s sweeping tax reforms and deregulation, which are both antithetical to socialism, have led to an economic boom. Moreover, his America-first stance on the world stage has also provided a push to U.S. industry, adding 480,000 manufacturing jobs.

Earlier in the year, several analysts forecast Trump was on track for a 2020 landslide victory, based on economic models that have successfully predicted the right presidential victors in the past.

These economic models found that the flourishing U.S. economy coupled with the historic advantage for running again as the incumbent president is the main factor that would lead Trump to a successful re-election.

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