President Donald Trump held another MAGA rally. This time it also served as the official kick off of his 2020 presidential campaign.
He chose a location that handed him two pieces of bad news yesterday before his MAGA rally: the conservative, Republican supporting newspaper the Orlando Sentinel endorsed "Not Donald Trump" for 2020 and Quinnipiac polls revealed his support in Florida fell behind all the Democratic frontrunners.
However the MAGA rally formula went on as normal, replete with the standard chants of most of the same rhetoric that constituted his 2016 campaign. The evening included mocking of his political rivals by his family and the President himself.
Also included were references to Trump's 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton.
‘Trump’s 2020 Strategy: Campaign against Hillary Clinton’ ‘The president repeatedly called Clinton out by name dur… https://t.co/c2VII2dVjW— RynheartTheReluctant (@RynheartTheReluctant)1560914003.0
President Trump held a massive rally in Orlando yesterday officially launching his bid for reelection. The crowd br… https://t.co/1jLcXdEHeC— Morning Edition (@Morning Edition)1560968520.0
In last night's hate rally in Orlando, trump showed nothing new. Same old "Lock Her Up" chants. Same old reminisci… https://t.co/mvDSftO9c0— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1560949099.0
The familiar chant of "lock her up" was started and encouraged at the June 18 MAGA rally, over 2 years since former Secretary of State Clinton left public service and the political trail to become a private United States citizen.
Watch excerpts of the MAGA rally here.
Trump commemorates the start of his 2020 reelection campaign by attacking Hillary Clinton and basking in "lock her… https://t.co/WnpyU48xWE— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1560904090.0
It's 2019 and Trump is still running against Hillary Clinton https://t.co/AhPnbnl2XH— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1560905032.0
Trump is still out here attacking Hillary Clinton for saying "deplorables." Going after Hillary has been a centerpi… https://t.co/GoIjkV16pV— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1560905461.0
It's June 19, 2019 and Trump is still basking in "lock her up!" chants while suggesting Hillary Clinton should be p… https://t.co/92RKJ9HYw0— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1560911453.0
@AndrewGillum @HillaryClinton @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/mhhNxPsLMU— H Town Pride/Who Dat Nation (@H Town Pride/Who Dat Nation)1560912122.0
Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum remarked on the President and his supporters continued obsession with Secretary Clinton.
.@HillaryClinton you must be EXHAUSTED! Cause you’ve been running through @realDonaldTrump small mind for a LONG time. 😩— Andrew Gillum (@Andrew Gillum)1560908446.0
@anastas2002 @travisakers @AndrewGillum @HillaryClinton @realDonaldTrump Start with his treatment of the women he s… https://t.co/9skAPbIolh— cwghost (@cwghost)1560946735.0
@AndrewGillum @HillaryClinton @realDonaldTrump He’s obsessed with her!!!!— DC (@DC)1560910624.0
But Clinton responded to let Gillum—and everyone else—know she's unbothered.
@AndrewGillum @realDonaldTrump I can handle it. Blessed with stamina. And thankfully I didn’t stay up late last night watching InfoWars...— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton)1560964142.0
People loved the response and offered a few of their own.
@HillaryClinton @AndrewGillum @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/0bIXLRAj2b— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1560973039.0
@OhNoSheTwitnt @HillaryClinton @AndrewGillum @realDonaldTrump She's such a queen. We never deserved her.— Farrah Alexander (@Farrah Alexander)1560974417.0
They also offered observations on President Trump.
@AndrewGillum @HillaryClinton @realDonaldTrump Well not too exhausted - it is a “small” mind after all— fitzcharming (@fitzcharming)1560908784.0
@AndrewGillum @HillaryClinton @realDonaldTrump Trump doesn't have a mind. It's a sinkhole.— _____🧷_____ (@_____🧷_____)1560908565.0
@AndrewGillum @HillaryClinton @realDonaldTrump It's the longest he's paid attention to any woman.— ⚖ is on the 🗳 #Kamala2020 (@⚖ is on the 🗳 #Kamala2020)1560908801.0
@AndrewGillum @HillaryClinton @realDonaldTrump I’m surprised he hasn’t tried to charge her rent on all the real est… https://t.co/fcrRpx1GgU— David S🚘🏳️🌈 (@David S🚘🏳️🌈)1560908765.0
In addition to targeting Clinton, Trump also made several false claims about other political rivals and boasted of the things he would accomplish if reelected. The 2020 presidential election is now 502 days away.
The book #StillWithHer : Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Moments That Sparked a Movement is available here.
"Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton with essays by Chelsea Clinton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Kwan, and many others. This book is a look forward at all the positive movements that have come forth from Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic campaign for President."