CASH ON HAND
Hillary Clinton $42 million
Donald Trump $1.3 million
Hillary Clinton ~700
Donald Trump ~70https://t.co/7u3zc7kd0y
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 21, 2016
ABC News — By any measure, Donald Trump’s fundraising is falling far short of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Together, Trump and the Republican National Committee brought in about $18.6 million in May, including another loan from the candidate. Clinton and the Democratic National Committee raised more than double that. His campaign started June with $1.3 million in the bank; hers, with $42 million.
Wealthy Clinton donors also chipped in another $12 million for a super PAC supporting her, while one backing Trump pulled in just over $1 million.
Not a good look for a guy whose stump speech is about how rich he is. Not a good look at all. Here’s a quick list of things with more cash on hand than the Donald J Trump for President campaign:
A candidate for MO Attorney General has almost double the cash on hand as Trump. Awkward!
— Andrea Plunkett (@AndreaPlunkett) June 21, 2016
— Slate (@Slate) June 21, 2016
Presidential campaigns with more cash on hand than Trump on May 31:
Ben Carson ($1.7M)
Ted Cruz ($6.8M)
Bernie Sanders ($9.2M)
— Derek Willis (@derekwillis) June 21, 2016
Trump has less cash on hand than the former majority leader of the New York State Senate, who is headed to jail. h/t @mahoneyw
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) June 21, 2016
That dude that started a potato salad gofundme has more cash on-hand than Trump.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) June 21, 2016
One of our Boston bloggers:
It’s not nice to make fun of someone for having no money. That’s not the kind of America we want to live in. And sure, Donald has raised some coin since these numbers (albeit not nearly as much as Hillary).
But when you go from this guy:
To this guy:
It looks bad. No way around it. With Trump’s rhetoric over the past year, we’re all thinking, “If he really wants to make America great again so badly, and he claims he’s worth $10 billion, why doesn’t he just liquidate $2 or $3 billion and blow Hillary out of the water?”
If @realDonaldTrump were fractionally as rich as he says he is,he would write a$200mm check to propel his campaign. He doesn’t have the cash
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) June 21, 2016
But now that he’s resorted to “loaning” money, hoping the RNC helps him out, and entangling himself in the wildly unpopular web of campaign finance (he’s been loaning money, taking money, paying money to his children, to his businesses, etc), the whole “I’m a bazillionaire and I’m 100% funding myself” schtick ain’t working. Sad!
Add this to Trump firing his campaign manager yesterday and Making America Great Again is not off to a great start this week.
PS — In dire times, double down on the hat strat.
Trump spent $208,000 on hats in May, says @kenvogel.
So 6.5% of the entire sum of money Trump raised in May went to hats.
— Taniel (@Taniel) June 21, 2016