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In photos: Trump launches his 2020 re-election campaign in Florida

President Trump arrives to speak at his Amway Center rally in Orlando, Florida.
President Trump arrives to speak at his Amway Center rally in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump officially launched his re-election campaign with a rally at the 20,000-person capacity Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday evening.

Between the lines: Florida is a key 2020 battleground. Trump won by a narrow margin there in 2016 with 48.6% of the vote to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's 47.4%. The 2018 midterms showed narrow Republican wins for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Sen. Rick Scott.

Trump meets fans after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida on June 18, 2019.
Trump meets fans at Miami International Airport. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump embrace.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Trump speaks during the rally.
The venue choice is a sign of continued focus on the state, where its 29 electoral college votes could make all the difference. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Proud Boys face off against anti-Trump protesters outside a rally where President Trump officially launched his re-election campaign on June 18, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.
Members of the neo-fascist Proud Boys face off against anti-Trump protesters outside the rally. Photo: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images
White House Senior Advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
White House Senior Advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
 Anti-Trump protesters gather around a huge "Baby Trump" balloon outside a rally where President Trump officially launched his re-election campaign on June 18, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.
Anti-Trump protesters gather around a huge "Baby Trump" balloon outside the rally. Photo: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images
A flag with Trump's image printed on it waves over the crow.
According to Trump, the campaign received tens of thousands of ticket requests for the launch. The preceding event was dubbed "45-fest." Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Trump stands with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who announced that she is stepping down as the White House press secretary.
Trump with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who's stepping down as the White House press secretary. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Hordes of people standing under umbrellas to avoid the rain.
Hordes of people waited out the rain ahead of the rally. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Trump's rally crowd lined up in the stands.
Trump supporters moved indoors to await the arrival of the President, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Trump takes the stage.
Trump takes the stage at a packed Amway Arena. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Trump and Pence meet on stage.
Trump and Vice President Mike Pence gearing up for hopes of a second term. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
a full view of the crowd.
The Amway Center seats 20,000 people. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images