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Trump Unveils 2020 Slogan at Pa. Rally: 'Keep America Great!'

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U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By    |   Saturday, 10 March 2018 08:24 PM

President Donald Trump on Saturday unveiled his 2020 campaign slogan — "Keep America Great!" — and he called on Pennsylvania voters to elect Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone to Congress because "we have to defeat Nancy Pelosi" and the Democrats.

"The task for all of us, for everyone here tonight, is to make sure that this great American comeback continues, full speed ahead," Trump told a rally at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township, Pa., near Pittsburgh International Airport. "We are doing amazing things."

He then announced his 2020 slogan — "not my slogan, our slogan" — teasing it by saying that it was based "on the assumption" that he seeks re-election.

"Which I'm almost positive, but you can never be 100 percent sure," Trump said.

"I never like to go too far in advance, but let's assume it's going like it's going."

He then told the crowd his 2020 motto: "'Keep America great, exclamation point. Keep America great!'"

The crowd roared.

"But we can only do that if we elect people who are going to back our agenda and fight for our values," Trump said.

The president came to western Pennsylvania to campaign for Saccone, 60, who is in a tight race with Democrat Conor Lamb, 33, a former federal prosecutor and Marine, before Tuesday's special election.

Saccone, an Air Force veteran, is seeking the House seat vacated last year by Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned amid an extramarital scandal.

In the 2016 presidential race, Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the district by 19 points, according to local news reports, though Republican Murphy had never faced a serious challenge from the Democrats in eight elections.

However, the contest is shaping up as a mid-term referendum on President Trump — as outside groups have spent more than $10 million endorsing Saccone.

Lamb, though, has outraised his opponent by $3.8 million. Saccone has raised only $900,000 in direct contributions.

President Trump stressed the importance of electing Saccone and stopping the "obstructionist" Democrats and Pelosi, the House minority leader from California.

"They obstruct," Trump told the crowd. "They delay. They do everything they can — and that's all they are good at.

"They have no ideas.

"I look forward to 2020," the president added. "I want to see how far left the person is going to be that we are going to run against.

"I look forward to it. I really do."

Trump later tweeted about the rally:

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