President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he will announce his re-election campaign on June 18 at a rally in Orlando, Florida.
The often crowd size-obsessed president noted the Amway Arena, site of the event, holds 20,000 people. Trump won Florida in 2016, and it is among the states political analysts say he must retain to secure a second term.
I will be announcing my Second Term Presidential Run with First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence on June 18th in Orlando, Florida, at the 20,000 seat Amway Center. Join us for this Historic Rally! Tickets: https://t.co/1krDP2oQvG
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019
So far, Trump has almost exclusively held his 2020 campaign rallies in the handful of battleground states he won last time: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and the Sunshine State.
The one exception was a Texas rally, which aides acknowledged was partially scheduled in El Paso to blunt the presidential campaign kickoff of former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.