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Views Preview: Trump dominates news cycle with campaign kickoff, ABC interview

Donald Trump officially kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando.  The event comes during a week where the president backtracks on a statement that he might not tell the FBI about offers of dirt on his opponents and his adversarial press secretary announces her resignation.

Trump launches re-election bid

Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni, New York Times: "What We Learned From Trump's Orlando Rally," June 18, 2019

Peter Baker, New York Times: “Four Years Ago Trump Was Seen as a Sideshow. Now He Is the Show.,” June 18, 2019

Howard Kurtz, Fox News: "Deja vu: Trump launches re-election bid with tough immigration talk," June 19, 2019

Daniel Dale, CNN: "Fact check: Trump's Orlando rally feature more than 15 false claims over 76 minutes," June 19, 2019

Lyndsay Duncombe, CBC News: “Trump's approval ratings are hovering around 40%. Here's how he could win in 2020 anyway,” June 18, 2019

Dave Boyer and Tom Howell, Jr., Washington Times: “Team Trump mocks 'Fake Polls' ahead of 2020 launch: 'They're doubling down on poor science',” June 17, 2019

Stephanopoulous and Trump: Oppo dirt and more

John Parkinson, ABC News: “EXCLUSIVE: Top 5 takeaways of President Trump's interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos,” June 16, 2019

Orion Rummler, Axios: “The highlights from Trump's 50-minute birthday "Fox & Friends" call,” June 14, 2019

Matthew Choi, Politico: “'Enjoy the show!': Trump hypes controversial Stephanopoulos interview,” June 15, 2019

Trump: NYT power grid story is treason

David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth, New York Times: “U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid,” June 15, 2019

Associated Press: “Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid ‘treason’,” June 16, 2019

Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost: “Trump Accuses New York Times Of Treason For Story On U.S. Attacks On Russian Power Grid,” June 16, 2019

Kathy Kiely, USA Today: "Donald Trump's treason claim comes as leaks show Washington is desperate -- about him," June 18, 2019

Sarah Sanders on her way out

Jordan Fabian, The Hill: “Sarah Sanders to leave White House,” June 13, 2019

Justin Sink, Bloomberg News: “Sanders Quits as Trump's Press Secretary After Turbulent Tenure,” June 13, 2019

Megan Garber, The Atlantic: “Sarah Sanders Broke the News,” June 13, 2019

Sam Dorman, Fox News: “Sean Spicer: Sarah Sanders' departure 'absolutely not' tied to Trump's foreign dirt comments,” June 16, 2019

Gail Collins and Bret Stephens, New York Times: “Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wants You to Know She Was Not Impressed,” June 18, 2019

Columnist says Biden coverage a mistake

Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post: “Joe Biden and the ‘electability’ delusion — and why the media keep making the same mistake,” June 16, 2019

Pew: Most Americans want deepfake action

Jeffrey Gottfried, Pew Research Center: “About three-quarters of Americans favor steps to restrict altered videos and images,” June 14, 2019

LA Times editor writes about girlfriend’s abortion

Norman Pearlstine, Los Angeles Times: “Lesson from a pre-Roe vs. Wade experience: Men cannot be silent on abortion rights,” June 16, 2019

NYT ends editorial cartoons

Michael Cavna, Washington Post: “The New York Times cuts all political cartoons, and cartoonists are not happy,” June 11, 2019