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    US President Donald Trump at a rally in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday officially launched his 2020 re-election campaign, as Democratic rivals prepare for their first primary debate amid inter-party clashes over possible impeachment.

    A Quinnipiac University Poll revealed on Tuesday that voters in the US state of Florida would choose any of the top six Democratic presidential candidates rather than give the 45th US president another term in office.

    Trump has rejected early survey results, however, noting that in 2016 almost every poll picked Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to win, stressing that "our polls show us leading in all 17 Swing States".

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      Trump Officially Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

      "Tonight I stand before you to officially launch my campaign for a second term as president of the United States", Trump said. "I promise you I will never ever let you down".

      "We are going to keep America great again", Trump told the rally. "Oh we will keep it so great. Better than ever before".

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      "Our country is now thriving, prosperous and booming and it's soaring to incredible new heights [...] "Our economy is the envy of the world. Perhaps the greatest economy we've had in the history of our country", Trump told the rally.

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      "Our radical Democrat opponents are driven by hatred, prejudice and rage. They want to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it. Not acceptable [...] Democrats want to splinter us into factions and tribes [...] It's not going to happen", Trump said.

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      Trump Kicks Off 2020 Re-Election Campaign

      Trump told the rally that together they had formed "a great political movement" that had "stared down a broken and corrupt political establishment".

      "As long as you keep this team in place, we have a tremendous way to go. Our future has never looked brighter or sharper".

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