President Trump to announce re-election bid at Orlando rally

Opposition event also planned

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist

ORLANDO, Fla. - President Donald Trump plans to officially announce that he's seeking re-election in 2020 at a rally at the Amway Center on June 18.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's press secretary, Cassandra Lafser, confirmed to News 6 that the Trump campaign signed an agreement Friday afternoon with the Orlando Venues Department to rent the Amway Center for $145,000.

The Amway Center can hold 20,000 people.

"I will be announcing my Second Term Presidential Run with First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence on June 18th in Orlando, Florida, at the 20,000 seat Amway Center. Join us for this Historic Rally," Trump tweeted Friday.

Anyone interested in attending can click here to register for tickets.

This will be Trump's first campaign event in Orlando since he ended his 2016 presidential campaign with a "Thank You Tour" stop at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

Trump's last visit to the Orlando area was in October 2018 when he spoke at the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the Orange County Convention Center.

An opposition event is also planned the day of the Trump reelection campaign rally at the Amway Center.

An event called Resist Hate Rally Orlando, organized on Facebook, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The location hasn't been decided yet, according to organizers.

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