ORLANDO, FLORIDA (NYTIMES) – US President Donald Trump officially kicked off his campaign for re-election on Tuesday night (June 18), appearing at a “Make America Great Again” rally in front of a huge crowd of raucous supporters almost four years to the day since he announced an improbable run for public office from the golden-hued lobby of Trump Tower. Giant television screens, food trucks, a band known as the Guzzlers and a celebration of all things Trump turned the 20,000-seat Amway Centre into something between a playoff game and a music festival as Mr Trump strode to the lectern. Mr Trump’s Tuesday rally is the beginning of what polls suggest will be a difficult 18 months for the president as he seeks another four years. Already trailing Democrats in many voter surveys and having never cracked 50 per cent approval since taking office, Mr Trump has become one of the most polarising presidents in history. But his decision to formally start his re-election bid in front of a frenzied crowd of die-hard supporters in Orlando, Florida, suggested that he had no intention of backing away from the dark messaging about immigration and trade that have proved so divisive. Nor would… Read full this story
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