MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – President Donald Trump had a busy morning in South Florida on Wednesday, a day after a rally that officially launched his 2020 election campaign.
Early in the day, Trump attended a roundtable with supporters. He then hosted a big-ticket luncheon fundraiser.
The president then departed his Doral compound for Miami International Airport at around 1:30 p.m. to return to Washington D.C.
Tuesday night, thousands cheered and gave him a warm welcome at a rally in Orlando.
“I’m thrilled to be back in my second home. That’s what it is my second home. In many cases I feel like I could say it’s my first home if you want to know the truth,” he said.
Trump officially kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign at the Amway Center. During the 78 minute speech, he sent out a rallying cry to his base.
“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,” he said.
The president has not been a fan of recent polls showing him lagging behind the top Democratic hopefuls like former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
While he didn’t mention the polls, he did urge his base to get out and vote in 2020.
“Our economy is the envy of the world, perhaps the greatest economy we’ve ever had in the history of our country. And as long as you keep this team in place, we have a tremendous way to go our future has never ever looked brighter or sharper,” said Trump.
The president also touched on popular themes, like building a wall on the US/Mexico border and curbing illegal immigration.
He also wanted help from supporters choosing a slogan for his re-election campaign.
“You ready? Keep America Great, he said as the crowd of about 20,000 cheered.
Trump raised a massive $24.8 million for his reelection in less than 24 hours, a top Republican National Committee official announced Wednesday.
The one-day haul, announced on Twitter by RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, rivals the $30.3 million Trump’s campaign collected during the entire January-to-March fundraising quarter and underscores the President’s staggering financial advantage over the nearly two dozen Democrats scrambling to face him in next year’s general election.
McDaniel did not specify the exact day the campaign raised the money, but the single-day haul blows past the amounts raised by Democrats on the first day of their campaigns.
The campaign is next expected to roll out a secure app that supporters can use to organize, donate, and get out the vote.
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