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Trump back on campaign trail with 1,354 days until next election

Melbourne, Florida

NEVER let it be said that President Donald Trump waits until the last minute. With just 1,354 days until the next presidential election, Mr Trump kicked off his re-election campaign here on Saturday with a boisterous, sign-waving, slogan-chanting, patriotic-song-singing rally that lacked only an opponent for him to run against.

Gathering thousands of cheering supporters inside an airport hangar, Mr Trump put aside the stress of Washington governing and returned to the campaign trail, where he reprised many of his greatest-hits themes and lines from last year and drank in the adulation of the crowd. Buoyant and energised, he invited one fan onto the stage for a hug and even briefly...

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