Donald Trump’s election fund reaches UNPRECEDENTED levels – ‘Bigger than EVER before’
The US President has already raised a staggering $30million (£22.9million) in the first quarter of 2019 which has put him ahead of both his Democratic rivals combined. The $30million fund is an incredible amount for a president in a non-election year and has been aided by the Republican National Committee (RNC). The RNC added $45.8million (£34.9million) which combined with the pro-Trump campaign, reportedly puts the overall total at $82million (£62.6million).
Trump’s shattering amount is much more than Barack Obama’s $2million (£1.5million) amount at this stage in the election campaign.
Speaking on the fundraising, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said: “The campaign is in a vastly stronger position at this point than any previous incumbent president running for re-election, and only continues to build momentum.”
Competing against Trump, Democratic contender Bernie Sanders yielded a collection of an estimated $18million (£13.7million).
Behind the apparent leading Democratic contender, Kamala Harris $12million (£9.1million) while Beto O’Rourke came in with $9.4million (£7.1million).
Running with Vice President, Mike Pence, the US President has a huge head start over the Democrats vying for the party nomination.
A campaign official told NBC News: “We expect the Democrats to be bruised, battered, and broken.”
Incredibly, Trump’s massive campaign total solely comes from donations, a far cry from his pledge in 2015 ahead of his election.
Speaking ahead of his 2016 election, Trump boasted of his vast wealth, meaning that he would not need any other form of funding.
He said: “I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists’.
“I’m not using donors’. I don’t care. I’m really rich.”
Trump gave or loaned $66million (£50million) to the campaign but none of that was from his own personal wealth.
In comparison to the large donation from the RNC, the Democratic National Committee remains in vast debt and has been massively outstripped by the RNC.
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