The Republican nominee for president will launch a bid for reelection next month, as President Donald Trump takes aim at his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, for the loss of the popular vote in November.
In a speech at a rally in Atlanta, Trump said he would seek reelection “on the strength of a record that has stood the test of time.”
Trump also said he believes “the only way we will defeat the evil that is Hillary Clinton and her evil agenda is to make America great again.”
“It’s time for America to become the great nation that the American people so loved and respected,” he said.
“That’s what I’ll do.
I’ll fight for you and I’ll protect you.”
Trump is not expected to officially declare his candidacy for reelection until the end of February.
He has spent the past several weeks traveling to battleground states and campaigning with a populist message that appeals to voters who are tired of Washington gridlock.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump has been struggling in recent weeks, as polls show his campaign trailing in the popular-vote race and his approval rating is low.
In mid-March, the White House released a poll that showed Trump with an approval rating of just 41 percent.