President Donald Trump has kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally that focused more on settling scores than on laying out his agenda for a second term.
On Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, Trump complained that he had been "under assault from the very first day" of his presidency by a "fake news media" and "illegal witch hunt" that had tried to keep him and his supporters down.
Trump decried "illegal mass migration" and made border security a focus of his first presidential run and returned to the topic frequently during his kickoff rally.
Trump said millions of low-wage workers who come to the U.S. illegally compete for wages and opportunities against the most vulnerable Americans.
He also painted a disturbing picture of what life would look like if he loses in 2020, telling the crowd that Democrats "want to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it."
The apocalyptic language and finger-pointing made clear that Trump's 2020 campaign will probably look a whole lot like his 2016 run.
He touted what he called a booming economy, a renewed global respect and a presidential campaign that has now turned into a political movement.