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President Donald Trump: 7 things you need to know about the president running for reelection

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By Roey Hadar

Gwen Ifill Fellow

Donald J. Trump, a real estate developer and television personality, was elected the 45th President of the United States in 2016 with no political experience. On the day of his inauguration, Trump officially filed documents to register his 2020 reelection campaign.

Trump ran in 2016 promising a crackdown on illegal immigration, reviving manufacturing jobs, tax cuts and the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

As president, Trump has presided over a steadily rising economy and worked toward new trade deals. He has also faced criticism for his inflammatory rhetoric, his interactions with international leaders and his many factually inaccurate statements.

The president held a campaign launch event on June 18 in front of a crowd of nearly 20,000 supporters in Orlando, Florida, in which he attacked political enemies and the news media and listed his successes as president but did not roll out any new policy proposals.

Here are seven things you need to know about the 45th president: