new Quinnipiac Florida poll as President Trump announces his 2020 re-election campaign at Orlando rally:
Biden 50%, Trump 41%
Sanders 48%, Trump 42%
Warren 47%, Trump 43%
Harris 45%, Trump 44%
O’Rourke 45%, Trump 44%
Buttigieg 44%, Trump 43%
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 18, 2019
MSNBC is not carrying the Trump re-election event live.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 19, 2019
I’ll put most of this below the fold, but my Irish sense of grievance convinces me that you shouldn’t take your eyes off these people, not for one bloody-minded minute.
It was Dan Dale’s first live-tweeting of a Trump rally for CNN — flatter than Dale’s usual, but that’s probably not his fault.
“Trump took extraordinary steps to make the 2018 House races all about his depiction of asylum seekers as a national security threat, and…Republicans suffered their biggest electoral wipeout in the House since Watergate.” – ?@ThePlumLineGS? https://t.co/AcMWA5jdOb
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) June 18, 2019
Per the Washington Post:
… [A]t around 1:30 p.m., clouds charged in, and with them a heavy breeze that left vendors trying to hold their tents to the ground. Just as the man at the gate announced that he could not let anyone else into the arena, thunder boomed. Shortly after, a voice on the loudspeaker declared that anyone not in line at that moment would not be making it into the building right away.
Moments later, a drenching rain fell.