Tarlov on Trump Already Announcing 2020 Bid: 'He Much Prefers Campaigning to Governing'
President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that he is running for reelection in 2020.
The decision comes a record-breaking 980 days before Election Day, far ahead of former President Barack Obama, who declared his intentions 582 days out.
On "Outnumbered Overtime," Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov said she's not shocked that Trump made the announcement a little more than a year into his presidency.
"We know that this president much prefers campaigning to governing," Tarlov said. "And he loves the high that he gets when he's out there at these rallies."
She said Trump turns many of his speeches into "rally-style" events -- like he did last week at CPAC -- showing his desire to be out there with his base.
"It gets very isolating in Washington. There are a lot of people there who don't like him, certainly liberals but some moderates," Tarlov said. "And I could see why he'd want to get on the road and be out in the places that got him elected. So it doesn't surprise me at all."
Christopher Bedford of The Daily Caller advised Democrats to also get into campaign mode by talking about election issues, instead of alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
Trump also announced that Brad Parscale, who ran the digital operation in 2016, will serve as campaign manager in 2020.