President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE said during his 2020 reelection campaign kickoff speech late Tuesday that his administration is “getting closer” to curing cancer.
“We will push onward with new medical frontiers,” Trump told a packed stadium of 20,000 in Orlando, Fla. “We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases — including cancer and others — and we’re getting closer all the time.”
Trump also made a campaign promise of eradicating AIDS “once and for all,” adding that “we’re very close.”
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“We will lay the foundation for landing American astronauts on the surface of Mars,” Trump continued. “With every ounce of heart and might and sweat and soul, we’re going to keep making America great again and then we will indeed keep America great.”
“I can promise you that I will never, ever, ever let you down. I won’t,” he added.
Some of Trump’s campaign promises echo those of other presidential contenders. Last week, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, whose son Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015, said his administration would tackle curing the disease should the Democrat be elected.
“I’ve worked so hard in my career that I promise you, if I’m elected president, you’re going to see the single most important thing that changes America: We’re going to cure cancer,” Biden said during a campaign event in Iowa.
Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpTrump Jr. calls elderly supporter who was assaulted Trump Jr. hits Howard Stern for going ‘establishment,’ ‘acting like Hillary’ Trump Jr., GOP senator lash out at Facebook for taking down protest pages on stay-at-home orders MORE at his father’s rally Tuesday evening mocked Biden for saying he planned to cure cancer as president.
“What was the good one last week? Remember? Joe Biden comes out, ‘Well, if you elect me president, I’m going to cure cancer,'” Trump Jr. said just before his father made the same vow. “Wow, why the hell didn’t you do that over the last 50 years, Joe?”