Trump gives $10 million to campaign
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech MORE on Friday gave his campaign $10 million, shortly after announcing he would do so but demurring on whether he would live up to his promise to spend $100 million of his own money on the election.

In an Instagram post Friday morning, Fox News host Bret Baier wrote that Trump said was planning to write a $10 million check to his campaign but that he "won't say whether he'll make it to $100million of his own money."

“We’ll see what’s needed,” Trump said, according to Baier.


Moments later, reports by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and others emerged saying Trump indeed wired $10 million to his campaign. 

FEC filings later reflected the $10 million contribution.

The money will go toward TV advertising in key battleground states, the Journal reported.

Trump had given his campaign a total of $56.1 million of his own money — including $47.5 million in loans — as of Oct. 19. He gave his campaign about $30,000 in the first 19 days of the month, according to Federal Election Commission filings released Thursday.

Trump has frequently pledged to spend $100 million of his own money on the election.

During the period covered by Thursday night’s filings,   Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance MORE gave more than $50,000 to her campaign — about $20,000 more than what Trump contributed.

However, Clinton’s total contributions to the campaign — about $1.3 million — is a fraction of Trump's total.