President Trump will run again in 2020, Matt Drudge announced in an exclusive statement on the Drudge Report Tuesday morning.
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) February 27, 2018
“Just one year into his presidency, Trump will stun the political world by announcing he is running for re-election in 2020. Digital guru Brad Parscale will be named campaign manager, Drudge Report has learned,” the site read.
The announcement is the earliest an incumbent president has ever announced his bid for re-election. The previous record was held by President Obama, who made his second campaign announcement 582 days before the general election date. Trump broke the news 980 days before Election Day.
Drudge sent a cryptic tweet a few minutes earlier, suggesting that President Trump is set for a “shock announcement” Tuesday morning.
Trump’s newly announced pick for 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parascale, is no greenhorn. The political strategist worked as the digital media director for the president’s 2016 presidential campaign, and before that worked for the Trump organization since 2011.
The 42-year-old, who designed Trump’s presidential campaign website, told 60 Minutes back in October that he was currently working on the president’s re-election campaign.
Rassmusen Reports currently places Trump at 50 percent approval and 48 percent disapproval.