Jul 14, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump intends to run for re-election in 2020

President Trump arriving in Scotland.

President Trump arriving in Scotland with Melania. Photo: Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images

In an interview with Piers Morgan, President Trump announced his intention to run for president again in 2020, reports Reuters.

What he said: Trump said he "fully intends" to run for re-election and that it seemed like "everyone wants me to." As far as his competition, Trump said he doesn't see a Democrat who can beat him in the election during the interview. "I know them all. I don't see anybody."

Highlights: Trump, in a breach of royal protocol, talked about his visit with Queen Elizabeth, as well as his upcoming summit and relationship with Russian President Vladmir Putin.

  • Trump said he and the queen chatted about Brexit and she called it a "very complex problem" that everyone initially thought would be simple. "I think nobody had any idea how complex that was going to be."
  • Trump said the queen is an "incredible woman" and described her as "sharp" and "beautiful — inside and out."
  • It's too early to say whether Trump is "friends" or "enemies" with Putin, Trump said. He believes they could get along moving forward, but also noted "right now, I say we're competitors...that's a good thing, that's not a bad thing."
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