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Tue Jun 21, 2016, 06:15 AM

 

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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read:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/20/donald-trumps-may-fundraising-totals-are-stunningly-bad/

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 06:19 AM

1. My theory is that the whole Lewandowski debacle yesterday

 

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

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Response to rjsquirrel (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 06:36 AM

2. that seems like a very sound theory to me, rj.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 06:40 AM

3. Thanks Cali

 

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

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Response to rjsquirrel (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 10:17 AM

5. You are 100% correct. They also hoped the media would blame Lewandowski...

For this epic financial mismanagement.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 09:45 AM

4. Consider this. In May, Bernie "only" raised around 15.5 million

 

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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