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cali

(114,904 posts)
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:15 AM Jun 2016

Donal Trump's fundraising totals for May are disastrously bad


Donald Trump's campaign raised $3.1 million in May and ended last month with $1.3 million in the bank, a remarkably poor showing that will only heighten Republican concerns about his ability to run a serious general election campaign against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump's paltry fundraising last month is totally inexplicable given that he effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination on May 3 when he crushed Texas. Sen. Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary. Cruz ended his campaign that night. Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out the next day.

It also runs directly counter to assertions made Monday by Trump's now-deposed campaign manager Corey Lewandowski who repeatedly insisted that "money is pouring in" to Trump's coffers. (It's possible Lewandowski was referring to Trump's June fundraising. But if Trump did so poorly in May why would he suddenly improve in June amid a series of self-inflicted campaign wounds that have made it impossible for him to find a message much less stay on it?)

Trump had 27 days as the presumptive nominee to raise money in May. A quick bit of division means he averaged $114,000 raised in those 27 days. As the presumptive Republican nominee. Who is running against the Democrat Republican most love to hate. With polls that showed the general election race close.

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Donal Trump's fundraising totals for May are disastrously bad (Original Post) cali Jun 2016 OP
My theory is that the whole Lewandowski debacle yesterday rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #1
that seems like a very sound theory to me, rj. cali Jun 2016 #2
Thanks Cali rjsquirrel Jun 2016 #3
You are 100% correct. They also hoped the media would blame Lewandowski... writes3000 Jun 2016 #5
Consider this. In May, Bernie "only" raised around 15.5 million cali Jun 2016 #4
 

rjsquirrel

(4,762 posts)
1. My theory is that the whole Lewandowski debacle yesterday
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:19 AM
Jun 2016

Was meant to cover for this much more damaging news the next day. Otherwise it was nuts to do it on a Monday morning.

 

rjsquirrel

(4,762 posts)
3. Thanks Cali
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:40 AM
Jun 2016

This guy knows nothing about world affairs or poitics or legit business but he is awfully good at manipulating media.

writes3000

(4,734 posts)
5. You are 100% correct. They also hoped the media would blame Lewandowski...
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 11:17 AM
Jun 2016

For this epic financial mismanagement.

 

cali

(114,904 posts)
4. Consider this. In May, Bernie "only" raised around 15.5 million
Tue Jun 21, 2016, 10:45 AM
Jun 2016

and this was after everyone knew he wouldn't be the nominee- including most of his supporters. That's over 5x what the NOMINEE of his party raised.

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