Lagging behind in the polls, Trump launched his campaign for re-election
WASHINGTON.- It’s official: Donald Trump will seek re-election next year. Lagging behind in the polls, and with 23 potential Democratic rivals already on the run to try to banish him from the White House, the president officially launched his campaign yesterday, a place he never left completely since his historic victory in 2016 risk Hillary Clinton. The mantra will no longer be “Restoring the greatness of the United States,” but “Maintaining the greatness of the United States.
” And the emblem promise of his first campaign will suffer a small touch-up, which has little grip on reality: instead of “building” a wall on the border with Mexico, Trump will commit to “finish” that work, which is already a shadow of the ambitious project he promised three years ago. At the start of a new campaign, Trump has a new enemy: the polls. Although there is still a year and a half left for the election, and the head honcho does not even have defined who will be his rival, the polls show him behind the main Democratic candidates, such as Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.
“Only the fake polls show us behind Mötley Crüe,” Trump tweeted days ago, grouping the squad of Democrats who are chasing the nomination under the name of the famous 80s metal glitz band. “We look great, but it’s too much. right now to focus on that. A lot of work to do! “he closed.
Again, the presidency will be defined in a handful of states. The launching of the new Trump campaign was held in Orlando, Florida, and was involved in the now traditional trump liturgy. The place was chosen thinking in 2020. The president faces a much tougher election than 2016 and needs, yes or yes, to repeat his triumph in the “sunny state” if he wants to continue living in the White House.
It does not seem like a simple task on paper. A recent survey by Quinnipiac University showed him losing in Florida against Biden, Sanders, Warren, Senator Kamala Harris and the two new Democratic stars: South Bend Mayor, Indiana, Peter Buttigieg, and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke.
Today, Trump appears worse off to get reelected than any of his closest predecessors. It has a 42.5% approval level, a nothing negligible endorsement if you take into account the backpack of scandals that drag your presidency and the instinctive hatred felt by him the vast majority of Democrats. But that support is mediocre that Barack Obama, George W. Shrubbery, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bramble, and Ronald Reagan had at the same height as their first terms, and only exceeds that of Jimmy Carter, who lost his re-election against Reagan.
But, like that and everything, Trump has a big difference with his predecessors: the economic bonanza. It is the big bet of the White House to cover everything else. The United States is going through the city hall leader expanding its history, and unemployment is at the lowest levels of the last half-century. In addition, the head of the White House adds his ability to monopolize media attention and keep alive the link with his devoted coalition of followers.
History is on their side: since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, only three presidents failed to seek reelection. The first was Republican Gerald Ford, in 1976; Carter then lost in 1980 against Reagan, and George H. W. Hedge was defeated by Bill Clinton in 1992.
Trump will be able to campaign with a standard of fulfilled promises: the renegotiation of the free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada; the withdrawal of the United States from the atomic pact forged during Obama’s presidency with Iran; the tax reform, which reduced the income tax for companies and, above all, for the richest, and a harsh immigration policy that had as its maximum expression the separation of children from their parents on the southern border of the country.
Risks of the actin Orlando, Trump announced on Twitter that the government would begin the deportation of “millions of illegal aliens who have found the way to the United States illegally.” “They will be removed as quickly as they arrive,” the president promised. From the stage, where Vice President Mike Pence and First Lady Melania spoke, Trump repeated his attacks on the press, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, and Russiagate’s investigation. “We love being in Orlando, thanks to Orlando.
This is my second home, the great state of Florida. Four years ago I announced here my campaign for the presidency,” Trump said. “Together we end up with a corrupt and broken system. Our economy causes envy around the world. As long as we continue to govern, we have an important path.” And he boasted that no presidency “has done as much as we have in two and a half years” and then announced his nomination in the 2020 elections. Launched in search of another four years at the helm of the United States, Trump now awaits his Democratic rival and waits for the economy to continue on a roll until at least November of next year.