Tuesday, February 27, 2018

President Trump Confirms That He Will Run Again In 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks regarding the Administration's National Security Strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C., U.S. December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsReuters

CBS: Trump announces re-election campaign and campaign manager

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.

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Update #1: BREAKING NEWS: Trump confirms he will run again in 2020 by appointing a campaign manager - 980 days before America will decide on his second term (Daily Mail)
Update #2: Trump names 'digital guru' Brad Parscale campaign manager for 2020 re-election bid (CNBC)

WNU Editor: Waaaayyy too early to start your re-election campaign.


Bob Huntley said...

Time for the Democrats to come out strong against Trump and the Republicans.

fred said...

How will the party react if Trump's numbers stay about where they are lately, ie, 35% Should they run some other candidate, Trump's support within the party, ie the base, may split the part at election time

Anonymous said...

Make Trump's Bank Account Great Again

fazman said...

Yeah, the surprise is l Wil wager that he will win again with a greater majority.

fred said...


he did not win before with a greater majority but rather through the electoral college

B.Poster said...

I think what Fazman means is a greater majority of the electoral college. In any event, this would be my prediction right now as well that President Trump will handily win reelection with a larger electoral college victory than last time. Of course allot can happen between now and then that could alter my prediction.

SCOTTYD said...

The way things are going, I'd see him winning both majority vote, and an electoral majority. A lot of Trump supporters didn't think he'd win because of rigging. Thus they did bother voting. The easiest prediction I can make about the next election, is that voter turn out will be higher than ever before. From both parties.

fazman said...

Yes that's what l meant but l could recall the terminology.

fred said...

Much too early to figure but his popularity lrvels a disaster at this point

B.Poster said...

Actually as the editor pointed out in a previous post his popularity is likely higher than the former President's popularity. While we can't be completely sure about polls, BHO as our first African-President enjoyed a vast reservoir of good will as he and his family still enjoy today.

DJT has no such advantage. Furthermore being from the generally despised business world means he's more likely to be disliked than the former president. Even in an area near Houston in Southeast TX that I'm from where even if they did not support BHO's policies they loved/love the man and his family more than they would be inclined to support DJT or his policies, DJT is generally more popular here than BHO was at this point during his first term.

Furthermore as Scott points out, many did not believe DJT could win and did not vote. Even where I live in a non "swing state" I know first hand many were intimidated into not publically supporting DJT. (They did something different in the privacy of the voting booth.) I can only imagine the pressures some in "swing States" would've been under!! Gettting attacked by an assortment of thugs or having your business/livelyhood threatened is not exactly good for the health!!

These factors combined with the Rasmussen Poll lead me to believe his popularity is a good 10 to 15 points higher than the "echo chamber" generally believes. Furthermore, as the editor pointed out, with the current state of the economy his popularity should be even higher. As the tax cuts and regulatory forms continue to bear positive fruit, his popularity will likely grow and his supporters will likely become bolder.

Of course I could be wrong and there are many things that could change the analysis between now and 2020. Also, as I have pointed out elsewhere, many areas especially in terms of foreign policy have been an extreme disappointment with regards to DJT.