With Florida rally, Donald Trump kicks off 2020 re-election campaign

Last Updated: Jun 19 2019 19:48
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ORLANDO- On Tuesday, President Donald Trump launched his 2020 re-election campaign with a rally in front of about 20,000 supporters packed into a Florida arena amidst chanting of "USA, USA!"

The crowd in Orlando erupted with cheers as Trump entered the arena.

Even if dismal early poll numbers show he faces a difficult re-election, Trump goes into the fight buoyed by a strong economy and confidence in the fierce loyalty of his right-wing base.

"We're doing the best job that anybody's done probably as a first-term president. I think I`ve done more than any other first-term president ever," Trump told ABC News.

Two-and-a-half years into his tenure, Trump sees plenty of positive factors, led by a growing economy with low unemployment.

"If the economy stays strong, he is very likely to get re-elected," said Trump confidant Newt Gingrich, a former Republican speaker of the US House of Representatives.