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

The Trump campaign on Tuesday swiped at Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party's soul 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 TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled 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 HarrisThe 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence Crump, attorney for George Floyd's family, endorses Harris for Biden VP pick Davis: My recommendation for vice president on Biden ticket MORE (Calif.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenators press Postal Service over complaints of slow delivery GOP sparks backlash after excluding election funds from COVID-19 bill Hillicon Valley: Feds warn hackers targeting critical infrastructure | Twitter exploring subscription service | Bill would give DHS cyber agency subpoena power MORE (Minn.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Here are top contenders to be Biden's VP Kamala Harris to young Black women at conference: 'I want you to be ambitious' MORE (Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA rule extends life of toxic coal ash ponds | Flint class action suit against Mich. officials can proceed, court rules | Senate Democrats introduce environmental justice bill Senate Democrats introduce environmental justice bill Overnight Defense: Guardsman to testify Lafayette Square clearing was 'unprovoked escalation' | Dems push for controversial Pentagon nominee to withdraw | Watchdog says Pentagon not considering climate change risks to contractors 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."