Trump says his administration is 'getting closer' to curing cancer

Trump says his administration is 'getting closer' to curing cancer
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President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right 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.”

“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.”

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"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 BidenOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Democrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Democrats advance tax plan through hurdles 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 TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents 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?"