Anyone that watched President Trump’s 2016 campaign know that it was a shoestring operation. That year’s campaign doesn’t resemble this year’s campaign whatsoever. This article highlights in detail what the Trump-RNC alliance is doing:

Trump Victory, a joint operation comprised of the Trump campaign, the RNC and state Republican parties, kicked off a “National Week of Training” on Friday in a bid to train more than 6,000 volunteers and register voters in 14 states that Republicans have set their sights on for 2020.

Almost a month ago, Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager, told Martha MacCallum that they were attempting to build a 2,000,000 person army for door-knocking and manning the phone banks. If they accomplish that goal, they’ll be able to expand their targeted states by leaps and bounds.

Expanding Trump’s map puts Democrats on the defensive. It’s one thing if Democrats are just trying to flip Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan back into the blue column. It’s another thing if they have to flip those states while putting precious resources into states like Minnesota, Colorado, Virginia and New Hampshire.

I don’t doubt that Democrats will have a well-funded candidate. I’m skeptical, however, that they’ll have a top-tier candidate to support. Each of these candidates is, more or less, a check-the-boxes candidate. Enthusiasm that’s solely driven by hatred of the other party’s candidate isn’t unifying enough. That’s enough to solidify the Democrats’ base. It isn’t nearly enough to attract independents.

It’s difficult to picture any Democrat building the ground game that Trump’s campaign has already built. In 2016, they were just learning. This time, Trump’s campaign team has worked feverishly to build a muscular operation. Team Trump is already light years ahead of 2016. Watching this interview will give you a better understanding of the Trump campaign:

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