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Two Reasons Trump's Holding a 2020 Kickoff Rally Tonight

Posted On: Jun 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Two Reasons Trump's Holding a 2020 Kickoff Rally Tonight

President Donald Trump is going to an Orlando rally tonight to officially commence his 2020 reelection campaign. Why is he making such a big deal about his reelection? you say. Hasn't he been running for reelection since the day he was elected, staging more than 60 arena and aircraft-hangar rallies across the nation? Why not re-announce with a subtle email and Web video address, the way Barack Obama did in 2011? Trump is an artist of the spotlight, and he manipulates the press's attention in ways both obvious and sophisticated. His self-absorption and self-regard are superpowers he can't turn off. If he isn't trending, he'll do whatever is needed to change that. Threaten a foreign nation with annihilation? Sure. Leak plans to round up a million immigrants for deportation? Why not? Promise to level crippling tariffs on some industry? You betcha. He's the Me Decade repackaged as the Me President, forever injecting himself into the news cycle for maximum exposure. If he could make it so, every day would be...

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