Earlier this week it was reported that Donald Trump has a major disadvantage in campaign cash on hand trailing Hillary’s warchest by more than $41 million. Now, after those reports, Trump sent out his first fundraising email.
Only hours after the news broke that Hillary Clinton was swamping Trump in the race for campaign cash, the Trump campaign sent out an email asking for contributions and in true Trump style noted the drive for cash would be the “most successful introductory fundraising email in modern political history.”
True to his claims of being “self-funded,” the email also promised Trump would match donations dollar-for-dollar over a 48-hour period, but only up to the $2 million in contributions.
“Let’s make history again, and keep winning, by making this the most successful first fundraising email ever,” the Trump campaign wrote.
The fundraising email comes after federal reports show that in May Trump brought in $3 million from donors which was added to the $2.2 million he gave of his own money. Meanwhile, Hillary had raised $26 million over the same period.
But the amount of cash on hand was an even bigger disparity between Trump’s and Hillary’s coffers. According to Fox News Trump only had $1.3 million in his account while Hillary reported a whopping $42 million in the bank ready for use.
Trump is far behind where GOP nominee Mitt Romney was at this time in his own run for the White House in 2012.
In May of 2012 Romney reported having raised $23 million with $17 million cash on hand.
Trump also seriously trails John McCain’s reporting of $21 million raised in May of 2008. Further, McCain reported $31 million cash in the bank that month.
The news of Trump’s fundraising deficit comes on the tail of multiple reports that Trump still hasn’t built a campaign apparatus even in the important battle ground states.
Last week the Associated Press noted Trump didn’t have a single campaign staffer in the important state of Ohio while Hillary had already assembled a full campaign outfit in the Buckeye state.
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