2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Use Trump Reelection Bid to Push Agendas, Raise Money

President Donald Trump announced his reelection bid for 2020 on Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida. Some of those in the field of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls who believe they can unseat the Republican president quickly reacted to his reelection announcement.

The president first spent time reminiscing his 2016 win over Hillary Clinton to win the presidency, and then needled into Clinton's emails, perhaps using her as an old opponent to conquer until the 2020 Democratic nominees whittle down to a few contenders.

However, this wasn't as much like rebuttals and responses to a State of the Union speech, but more of a rallying cry for their Democratic bases to drum up cash, and volunteers, for their own 2020 campaigns heading into the primary.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said "this is the most important election of our lifetime" and asked for folks to sign up on his campaign. He did issue these statements as well:

"Trump's response to Charlottesville two years ago was abhorrent, but it's not just that. It's happening every day. Separating children from their parents at the border. Attacking women's rights. Rolling back LGBTQ protections. ... We're better than this."

"Let's be clear: President Trump inherited a growing economy from the Obama-Biden administration. And now, he's in the process of squandering it."

The only 2020 Democratic candidate Trump called by name was Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who responded on Twitter by saying:

"Trump is living in a parallel universe. He is way out of touch with ordinary people. He must be defeated."

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called President Trump a "coward" and expressed her desire to have a working mother to lead the White House.

"We can't afford four more years with a misogynist in the White House. Imagine what we could achieve with a working mother as president instead," she tweeted.

California Sen. Kamala Harris said, "In our America, nobody should have to work more than one job to keep food on the table and a roof over their head." Before that, she released a campaign contribution tweet.

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke from El Paso, Texas, used the president's rally as a fundraising venture.

"Donald Trump just launched his re-election campaign. It's going to take all of us working together to defeat him. Make a donation tonight and join us in building a grassroots campaign that will do just that," O'Rourke tweeted.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker didn't respond, but issued a statement regarding his "thoughts on "Trump's mass deportations announcement."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren used her platform to reinforce one of her missions, which is affordable health care for children.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to a departure from the White House June 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady are traveling to Orlando, Florida for a rally to officially kick off the president’s 2020 re-election campaign. Alex Wong/Getty
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