In a shock to the political world, Donald Trump once again shattered the mold and announced his early intention to seek re-election to the presidency in 2020. Some had tried to speculate the Trump would “get bored” after serving one term, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The President has accomplished so much already, and there is so much yet to be done.
The report, first officially announced at the Drudge Report, is being confirmed by other sources:
President Donald Trump announced that he’s running for re-election in 2020, and Brad Parscale, who served as the Trump campaign’s 2016 digital guru, has been named campaign manager.
In an announcement posted on the president’s campaign website, his son, Eric Trump, called Parscale “an amazing talent” who was “pivotal to our success in 2016.” Top Trump adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner said that Parscale “was essential in bringing a disciplined technology and data-driven approach to how the 2016 campaign was run.”
The news was first reported by Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report.
The president had already filed for re-election — he filed his Form 2 paperwork with the Federal Election Commission hours after he was inaugurated over a year ago. He has also held a number of re-election campaign rallies already.
I can’t help but speculate that this move is likely a way for the White House to drive more voter enthusiasm for Republicans in the midterm. We can’t get tired or stay home in 2018, because the President intends to be President until 2024, and he’s going to need strong majorities in Congress to get his agenda enacted over the next several years.
This is a bold move that wouldn’t come from a conventional politician. It takes guts and leadership to jump out ahead and declare some long-term objectives for America. Once again, Trump is showing the GOP how to win.