In the swing state of Florida, amid the retiree communities of Orlando, US President Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for reelection in 2020.
President Trump launched his re-election campaign with a classic rally in Orlando where he hit out at the Democrats for undermining democracy, referring to bid for his impeachment. He aroused sentiments, highlighting that there were many threats to the country ‘as we know it’. In a surprise move, he took jibes at his 2014 rival Hillary Clinton.
Trump reiterated his message for 2020 re-election: “I made America great again, now vote for me so I can Keep America Great.”
Here are 6 key takeaways on Trump’s narrative from an eventful night in Florida as the race becomes official and hots up towards 2020.
Fake news and media bias
Trump started his speech with once again attacking media houses.
He took a jibe at them talking about the huge number of audiences attending the function. He also attacked the news agencies for being biased and not showing his work while appraising the democrats.
Trump made sure the American people do not forget the Russian hoax and alleged that media kept its silence over the involvement of Obama.
Military and economic development
Trump emphasized on the economic development America made under his leadership.
He called the economic development during his tenure the best in the country’s history. He also mentioned the trade deals with South Korea, China, Canada and Mexico.
He also bragged about the lowest unemployment rates in decades under his command. The increased women employment, tax cuts, lower African-American poverty and increased wages were some of the accomplishments achieved by America in last 4 years according to him. He also cited the fact that “US is now the number one producer of natural gas and oil anywhere in the world”.
The Border Wall
Trump told the audience that the construction of wall on Mexico border will start next year.
He was confident that around 400 miles of the wall along the border will be created by next year. He blamed democrats over the budget of the wall and assured his supporters that the wall will be stronger, bigger and cheaper.
Democrats: Hopefuls, Obama and Hillary
Trump attacked the Obama administration brutally.
He outlined the individual mandate as the worst thing anybody has to live through. He questioned his trade policies with china and blamed him for extorting $500 billion to China. He also mentioned the failure of democrats over appointment of judges.
Trump repeated the 33000-emails scandal of Hilary once again. Knowing Hillary won’t be on the ballot this time, he targeted the democrats in general, calling them depraved, unhinged, radical, extreme and dangerous.
“They would shut down your free speech and use the power of the law to punish their opponents,” he asserted. “They would strip Americans of their constitutional rights while flooding the country with illegal immigrants.” Trump used the Mueller investigation yet again to demonize the democrats.
Using Russia and China
Trump attacked China and Russia to kick start his campaign. He told everyone about the sanctions his government pushed on Russia. He also mentioned the rise of America in renewable energy sector in Europe dominated by the Russians. The trade war between America and china was cited as an end to trade abuse by china.
Trump proclaimed that “the days of stealing American idea, companies, wealth and dream are over.”
On Future Policies
Trump’s main focus in his hour-long speech was on democrats and Hillary Clinton. But he mentioned his future policies for the Americans.
He mentioned a new healthcare plan which will be 60% cheaper than the Obamacare.
He called NAFTA a disaster and declared to replace it with US MCA and USMC. Cure for various diseases including cancer and eradication of AIDS will be their priority this time.
Talking about the school system, he blamed the democrats over their policy which made the schools overcrowded. He vowed to give better education to under-served children.