Trump formally launches 2020 re-election bid

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US President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday before a jam-packed crowd in Florida, calling the state "my second home".

The Republican leader urged supporters to "keep this team in place" for four more years, while accusing the Democrats of trying to "destroy our country".

"As long as you keep this team in place, we have a tremendous way to go. Our future has never looked brighter or sharper," he announced.

Trump was joined by his wife Melania and a large contingent of senior White House staff.

"We are going to keep America great again," the president announced.

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