Take a look at an interactive electoral map and you’ll see some stark truths about the upcoming election. The president’s relaunch this week underlined them
The Independent Voices
Kicking off his reelection campaign in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday evening, Donald Trump was full of spirit and rage. We saw a president who believes he has been treated terribly unjustly by Democrats, the media, and everyone in between — and boy, does he want us to know it. “Our radical Democrat opponents are driven by hatred, prejudice and rage,” Trump said. “They want to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it. Not acceptable. It’s not going to happen.”
Annihilation, then, is the stake in this fight. But while there was a sustaining theme of anger in Trump’s speech, there was also one of resolve: the president and his supporters believe he is deserving of a second term.
Donald Trump’s more hyperbolic impulses of his 2016 campaign seem set to once again be unleashed. And if you think his expectations of reelection are delusional, think again.
It’s the economy, stupid. It was no surprise last night that Trump devoted so much of his rally to the theme of economic prosperity. Because regardless of his particular reasoning for it, the US economy is undoubtedly strong. American economic growth remains the envy of the western world and unemployment is at record lows, including for minorities who are seeing historic employment rates. But this time Trump has more than a business record and strong economy at his back.