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Takeaways From Trump's 2020 Campaign Launch

He's still an outsider, he tells adoring crowd
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2019 7:07 AM CDT
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A group of protestors watch as a Baby Trump balloon is inflated during a rally Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., near where President Trump was announcing his re-election campaign.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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(Newser) – President Trump officially launched his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando on Tuesday night—and while the crowd of around 20,000 people at the Amway Center was fired up, analysts say he spent far more time on old grievances than on setting out goals for a second term or even discussing the strong economy. He denounced Hillary Clinton and the Mueller investigation as well as the "fake news media." A few blocks away from the arena, hundreds of protesters gathered with anti-Trump signs and the now-famous "Trump Baby" blimp.

  • Still the outsider. Trump made it clear that he is still planning to run as a Washington outsider, despite being the incumbent president, the Hill reports. "The people trying to stop our movement are the same Washington insiders who spent their careers rigging the system so your losses will be their gains, you know that," he told the crowd.

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