Advantage: Trump

Townhall | 6/20/2019 | Staff
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The past week has provided plenty of proof that beating Donald Trump in 2020 is going to be a lot harder than the Democrats (and their cheerleaders in the media and Hollywood) would like to believe.

Let's start with his rally in Orlando Tuesday night. That was the official announcement of Trump's intention to seek a second term as president of the United States. Orlando's Amway Center seats over 20,000 people, and Trump addressed a rowdy capacity crowd. Thousands more tailgated outside, and watch parties were held all across the country. It is evident that enthusiasm for Trump has not dimmed among his base.

Contrast - Crowds - Candidates - Events - Joe

Contrast that with the crowds attending the Democratic candidates' recent events: Joe Biden -- considered the frontrunner for the Democrat Party nomination at the moment -- spoke to a group of 250 people in Ottumwa, Iowa, last week. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hitting Iowa hard, but crowds at her recent events are not any more imposing. Warren addressed a modest crowd in a school gym in Newton, Iowa. A mere dozen people came to her "Rural Issues Roundtable" in Grinnell, Iowa.

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is running close behind Biden and Warren in polls and generating a good deal of excitement, but he was forced to briefly suspend his campaign to deal with a police shooting in South Bend.

Sen - Bernie - Sanders - People - Campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders was able to attract only about 1,500 people at his first 2020 campaign event in his home state of Vermont -- significantly less than the 5,500 who came to the Vermont kickoff event for his 2016 presidential election campaign.

Then there's fundraising.

Trump - Records - Tuesday - Republican - National

Trump broke fundraising records on Tuesday, according to Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, bringing in a staggering $24.8 million on Tuesday alone. That amount, as ABC News reporter Will Steakin tweeted, is more than...
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