Trump to make 2020 re-election bid official at Florida rally

David Zalubowski | AP
David Zalubowski | AP
President Donald Trump waves as he takes the stage to speak at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation Thursday at Air Force Academy, Colorado.
President Donald Trump says he will announce his re-election bid June 18 in Orlando.
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will be announcing his re-election campaign next month in Orlando, Florida.

Trump tweeted Friday that he will hold a June 18 rally and will be joined by first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Pence’s wife, Karen.

The kickoff event is symbolic, coming a week before the first Democratic presidential debates. Trump formalized his re-election effort hours after he was sworn in Jan. 20, 2017, held his first rally in Florida four weeks later and has already raised more than $130 million for his 2020 effort.


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