US President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign with a jam-packed rally in Florida on Tuesday, urging his supporters to “keep this team in place” for four more years as he vowed to “Keep America Great”.
The 73-year-old real estate investor-turned-politician, who became the 45th President of the United States of America in 2017, told a crowd of 20,000 people in Orlando that the economy of the US under him has become “the envy of the world”.
Trump said his victory three years ago was a “defining moment in American history” and vowed to maintain his ‘America First’ policy as he touched the hallmarks of his 2016 campaign, hard-line immigration policies and defence spending.
He said that the country has made significant progress during his presidency and all that is at risk if he were to be defeated in the presidential elections next year.
Unveiling a theme of ‘Keep America Great’, Trump in a speech that lasted 79 minutes exuded confidence of winning the general elections. In his 2016 election campaign, he had popularised the slogan ‘make america great again’.
Addressing his supporters who filled the Orlando’s Amway Center, brimming with enthusiasm for the President, Trump said, “We’re going to keep on going. We’re going to keep on fighting and we’re going to keep on winning, winning, winning”.
Nearly two dozen Democratic leaders are aspiring to contest against him in the November 2020 presidential elections. The winner of the Democratic primary beginning early next year would get to challenge him.
Vice President Mike Pence and the entire First Family along with First Lady Melania Trump were on the stage during his speech.
Trump also asked his outgoing press secretary Sarah Sanders to address the enthusiastic crowd. Trump is seeking her to run for the Governor of Arizona.
“We’re going to miss her,” Trump said, calling her “a warrior”.
Amidst chants of “four more years” from his supporters, Trump announced his 2020 re-election campaign to complete his unfinished agenda.
In his speech, Trump accused Democrats of pushing socialism and vowed, “America will never be a socialist country”. He said he has kept his promises to the American people and pledged, “I will never, ever let you down”.
“Nobody has done what we have done in two-and-a-half years,” he said, citing his economic policies as a major accomplishment.
Complaining about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Trump said that he has been under siege for years.
“No president should ever have to go through this again,” he said.
Trump accused Democrats and the media of conducting “a witch hunt” to “take down our incredible movement”.