Trump camp touts $18 million raised since debate

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE's campaign, in conjunction with the Republican National Committee, raised $18 million less than 24 hours after Monday night's presidential debate, the campaign announced Tuesday night.


The GOP nominee's campaign aides attributed the major fundraising haul to the candidate's performance in the first debate of the general election.

“As a result of Donald Trump’s huge debate win last night, we had a massive fundraising day bringing in more than $18 million," Trump finance chairman Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

"This is a movement to Make America Great Again. We are grateful for the support of millions of Americans across the country. With this kind of energy and generous support behind us, we are going to have President Donald J. Trump in the White House."

RNC Finance Chairman Lew Eisenberg called the National Call Day a "tremendous success."

"Many donors came on board as Donald J. Trump rolls on to victory," Eisenberg said in a statement.

Trump claimed on Tuesday that post-debate polls showed him winning Monday night's presidential debate.

On Tuesday morning, Trump said every poll showed him winning the debate except for one from the "little watched" CNN.

Later Tuesday, the GOP nominee said he was holding back during the debate as to not embarrass his Democratic rival, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE. He also touted his performance during Monday night's event at a rally he held Tuesday night.