There’s an old saying: the early bird gets the worm. It’s the belief that if you do things early enough in advance you’ll A) Get everything done, but B) in the event there’s a few hiccups, you’ll have enough time to work through them. Well, according to reports Donald Trump is taking that saying to heart and hosting his first 2020 re-election campaign rally Saturday (Feb. 18) in Florida.
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday (Feb. 15) to invite supporters to purchase tickets for a rally being held at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. The invitation boasts Trump’s consistent slogan about putting America back to work, and putting the people first.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
While Trunp isn’t coming flat out and saying he’s hosting a rally to plant the seed for a 2020 run, the political term being employed is “permanent campaign.” Originally created in 1980 by Sidney Blumenthal, the idea of a “permanent campaign” is to consistently use campaign tactics, even after you’ve won whatever office you were vying for.
Just 30 days into his presidency and he’s already got his eye on the future. Admirable, no?