TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- President Obama and George W. Bush waited 19 and 18 months, respectively, before filing paperwork for re-election.
- Trump criticized Obama several times for campaigning while in office.
- Shouldn't Trump handle the matters at hand before worrying about re-election?
- Savvy politicians know it's never too early to start campaigning.
Donald Trump's been in office for less than a month and his administration has been mired in controversy, from national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation to his stalled travel ban, but that's not stopping him from thinking about the future.
On Saturday, Trump is headed to Orlando for what the White House has called "a campaign event."
When asked about the event on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said it was "a campaign event" and added it is "being run by the campaign."
Trump filed paperwork with the Federal Election Committee about his possible re-election campaign in 2020 on the day he was inaugurated. As a result, Trump can collect campaign donations, but he wrote in his filing that it "does not constitute a formal announcement." (ABC News)