by Graham Pierrepoint
While some may think it far too early to consider running for a second term barely a year into a Presidency, there is hardly anyone out there more confident in their ability as Commander-in-Chief than Donald Trump. Trump has made it abundantly clear that he feels he is continuing on the route to making America great again – and while the mainstream media and critics of the President would say otherwise, he has retained a core following – even with some Congresspeople on both sides speaking out against recent choices in the Trump administration.
Even amid controversy surrounding the legitimacy of the 2016 US Election, Trump is keen this week to advise that he will be running again in 2020 – and he’ll be tapping the resources of Brad Parscale, responsible for the digital media direction of his initial campaign run, to take the horns of his re-election chances. White House press advisors have already made it clear that Trump would run again – but news first published as an exclusive on Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report website seems to put some form of concrete affirmation in motion.
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Trump initially filed, officially, for re-election shortly after his inauguration in 2017 – showing that he is clearly confident that he can run for a maximum of eight years – but with over 900 days left in the initial Trump run left to expire, we’re barely over the 25% mark for his (potentially) maiden term. Critics of Trump will also point out that ongoing rumblings regarding alleged Russian collusion could even result in his first term being caught short – but the Trump campaign has continually rolled forward, much as the President’s own Twitter account continues to rally against mainstream media.
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The Democrats have remained tight-lipped on who may be moulded into a potential competitor for their party in 2020 – with Michelle Obama having formally confirmed that she would not be running when the Presidency is back up for grabs. Trump’s election has inspired many on the opposite side to consider which other popular figures could win in a head-to-head ballot with Trump – with actor Dwayne Johnson continually named as a potential name to watch. Once again – nothing has been confirmed as yet – but in any case, it should make the start to the next decade very interesting indeed. Can Trump survive the next 900 days? If so, who will face against him in 2020? Let’s wait and see.