Clinton camp: Trump’s fundraising ‘bragging is total bunk’

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign is accusing Donald Trump of lying about his multimillion-dollar fundraising haul in a new pitch for donations to supporters.  

Jenna Lowenstein, Clinton’s digital director, panned Trump’s Wednesday fundraising letter to supporters as “extraordinarily long, extraordinarily bizarre” and brushed aside Trump’s claims that he raised $2 million in just 12 hours from his first fundraising email. 
{mosads}The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also chides her Republican counterpart for writing in his email that Clinton outpacing him in fundraising is a “nasty lie” because he “can write my campaign a check at any time (and have).” 
“I’d bet a lot of that bragging is total bunk, but it honestly doesn’t matter how his fundraising is shaping up if he can make up for a complete and total lack of grassroots support with a single check,” Lowenstein writes in the fundraising email.
“I’m pretty damn proud that our campaign is powered by more than 1.3 million people who chipped in when they can. This community has stepped up every time it matters, and this is another of those moments.”
Clinton’s camp is far from the first to suggest that Trump’s major fundraising claims are inflated. The Daily Beast spoke with a number of fundraising experts who balked at the suggestion that Trump raised more than $3.3 million in one day from a single fundraising email. The outlet noted that Barack Obama’s best fundraising email in 2012, sent to one of the largest political fundraising lists in history, only netted him $2.5 million. 
But the Trump team has dug in, blasting the media and Trump critics in subsequent fundraising emails for not believing the campaign’s reports. 
The campaign’s June fundraising reports, which will shed light on the veracity of Trump’s claims, are due in late July. 

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