Make America Great Again (MAGA)

Scoop: Trump's big-bang 2020 campaign launch

President Trump at a Make America Great Again rally, Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 27. Photo: Darren Hauck/Getty Images

President Trump plans to formally launch his re-election campaign next month, likely with a burst of swing-state rallies, Republican sources tell me.

Why it matters: Trump's personal campaign approach is aimed at sowing further division in the huge Democratic field and trying to dominate the news so the national discussion hovers on his turf.

Buttigieg: MAGA makes a "false promise" for workers disaffected by automation

Pete Buttigieg gestures while speaking on stage.
Pete Buttigieg. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Pete Buttigieg (boot-a-judge), the mayor of South Bend, Indiana who has announced an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid, dug in on President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan while speaking at the Commonwealth Club San Francisco, calling it “not honest” in the way it deals with Americans’ disaffection with automation in the workforce.

What he said: There is a “false promise being peddled by this White House that the solution is just to turn back the clock …‘We’re gonna make America Great again?’ You know, what does that mean? It means ‘we’re going to stop the changes so you don’t have to change anything,’ and it’s not honest. You can't have honest politics that revolves around the word ‘again.’”