Maggie Haberman co-wrote review of tonight's rally in NYT:

Trump, at Rally in Orlando, Kicks Off His 2020 Re-election Bid

By Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni and Michael D. Shear

June 18, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — President Trump delivered a fierce denunciation of his rivals, the news media and the political establishment on Tuesday as he rallied a huge crowd of raucous supporters in Florida to officially open his re-election campaign, evoking the dark messaging and personal grievances that animated his 2016 victory.

Almost four years to the day since he announced his first, improbable run for public office from the basement of Trump Tower in Manhattan, Mr. Trump mocked and disparaged Democrats, calling them the leaders of an “angry, left-wing mob” and declaring that the 2020 election will be a “verdict on the un-American conduct of those who tried to undermine our great democracy, undermine you.”

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A version of this article appears in print on June 18, 2019, on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: 2020 Kickoff Echoes Anger Of 2016 Race.