Skip to comments.4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch
Posted on 06/17/2019 6:07:46 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White House.
It turns out the 2015 event might not have happened, at least not on June 16. And the over-the-top staging that featured a crowd including paid actors could have been even more theatrical if one early idea hadn't been scrapped.
(Trump nixed suggestions to feature a live elephant. "Too political," he decided.) Now, the president who loves to reminisce about that "famous" Trump Tower moment is trying to recreate the magic as he formally launches his re-election bid Tuesday in Florida. Four years in, Trump still is echoing much of the same divisive rhetoric he let fly when he ditched the speech prepared for that original campaign kickoff.
His 2015 announcement, according to those involved in the effort, was a classic Trump production aimed at highlighting all the things that made Trump, well, Trump: his brashness, his wealth and his skill for lighting rhetorical fires and watching the press scramble to respond.
Trump had been in Europe playing golf the week before his scheduled announcement, with plans to return in time to go over remarks written by his ragtag team of early staffers. "I get a call while he is in Europe and he asked, 'What do you think about postponing this a little?'" recalled Sam Nunberg, an early campaign adviser. But the press already had been invited, trips to early-voting states planned and the timing a day after assumed front-runner Jeb Bush's announcement seemed ideal.
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Best campaign start Evah.
Trumpas fugit!! :)
Four years in, Trump still is echoing much of the same divisive rhetoric he let fly when he ditched the speech prepared for that original campaign kickoff.
No biased writing there. No sir. None whatsoever.
That works. Nice one.
You’re right. But those 4 years flew by.
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