Trump campaign: Sanders already won primary because every Dem 'embracing' socialism

The Trump campaign on Tuesday swiped at Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers, state governors talk coronavirus, stimulus package and resources as pandemic rages on MORE (I-Vt.) upon the senator's 2020 presidential campaign launch, suggesting the progressive senator "has already won" the Democratic primary debate "because every candidate is embracing his brand of socialism."

"But the American people will reject an agenda of sky-high tax rates, government-run health care and coddling dictators like those in Venezuela," Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement. "Only President TrumpDonald John TrumpWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Coronavirus hits defense contractor jobs Wake up America, your country doesn't value your life MORE will keep America free, prosperous and safe."

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Sanders announced Tuesday morning he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination for the second consecutive election. He joins an increasingly crowded field of candidates that already includes Democratic Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging MORE (Calif.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging MORE (Minn.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerLawmakers, labor leaders ramp up calls to use Defense Production Act Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men Amazon doubling overtime pay for warehouse workers MORE (N.J.), among others.

The Trump campaign announced a round of staffing hires on Tuesday morning as the operation gears up for the 2020 cycle, which could include a GOP primary challenge.

McEnany will serve as national press secretary after working as the Republican National Committee's (RNC) national spokeswoman.

The campaign announced Tim Murtaugh will take over as director of communications after serving in the same role at the Department of Agriculture.

Marc Lotter will work as the director of strategic communications, the campaign said, after working in the first year of the Trump administration as special assistant to the president and press secretary for the vice president.

The campaign tapped Cole Blocker, the deputy director of the White House Visitor's Office, as the director of finance heading into 2020.

Megan Powers will serve as director of administrative operations after working for NASA as senior adviser and press secretary, the campaign said.

"These hires are the next step toward building a national campaign infrastructure with state-of-the-art communications and fundraising tactics, innovative use of social media and a nationwide army of surrogates and small dollar donors," campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement. “Together, we will spread the President’s message far and wide and hold Democrat presidential candidates accountable for their extreme agenda."