The Office of Special Counsel has issued guidance specifically addressing the President Trump and political activities of federal employees, saying that while he has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission establishing that he is a candidate in the 2020 Presidential election, “because the 2020 election is still more than three years away, at this time not all expressions of support or opposition to President Trump constitute political activity for purposes of the Hatch Act. For example, the Hatch Act does not prohibit federal employees, either on duty or off duty, from wearing or displaying pictures of President Trump or items from his 2016 campaign, or expressing their approval or disapproval of President Trump or his administration, policies, or actions. However, the Hatch Act does prohibit federal employees, while on duty or in the workplace, from expressly advocating for or against his reelection in 2020. For example, federal employees may not display signs in their office that read “Reelect Trump in 2020” or express on social media or via email, “Defeat Trump in 2020,” while on duty or in the workplace.” It added that as with past Presidents running for re-election, once President Trump officially announces his candidacy for 2020, the Hatch Act will prohibit federal employees while on duty or in the workplace from, for example, “wearing or displaying pictures or other items, or engaging in communications, that are directed at the success or failure of his candidacy. This prohibition is broad and encompasses more than displays or communications that expressly advocate for or against President Trump’s reelection.”