Donald Trump is gearing up for a grueling 2020 re-election campaign.

The left – and their allies in Hollywood – will throw the kitchen sink at the President to keep him from winning a second four-year term.

But in one interview, Trump revealed the secret weapon that will guarantee his re-election.

Trump sat for a free-wheeling 30 minute interview with Michael Schmidt of the New York Times.

In the course of the interview, Trump was asked about his relationship with the media – which he routinely bashes for its fake news.

But Trump let it slip that he thinks the media will actually work in his favor in 2020 because he brings in high ratings.

The Daily Caller reports:

“President Donald Trump said in a new interview that he expects to win re-election in 2020 in part because the media needs him to keep their ratings high.

“Another reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes,” Trump told The New York Times on Thursday. “Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times.”

“So they basically have to let me win,” Trump added. “And eventually, probably six months before the election, they’ll be loving me because they’re saying, ‘Please, please, don’t lose Donald Trump.’ O.K.”

Both the NYT and The Washington Post have seen their subscriptions surge during the Trump era, as both establishment media outlets and the president have leaned into a combative relationship.”

For the media to help Trump in 2020 would be a stunning reversal.

A recent Pew study found the President received just five percent positive coverage in his first two months.

And he received three times as many negative media stories than Barack Obama did in his first 60 days as President.

Fox News reports:

“The Pew Research Center said the media’s coverage of the Trump administration’s first two months was 62 percent negative, more than three times higher than in 2009 when Barack Obama took office. 

“About six-in-ten stories on Trump’s early days in office had a negative assessment, about three times more than in early coverage for Obama and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton. Coverage of Trump’s early time in office moved further away from a focus on the policy agenda and more toward character and leadership,” the report from Pew stated.

Just five percent of the stories on the early days of the Trump presidency were seen as positive, compared to 42 percent for Obama in 2009 and 22 percent for George W. Bush in 2001. “

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