Trump campaign fundraising on Bernie Sanders's $6M haul

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE’s reelection campaign sent out a fundraising request on Wednesday citing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBullock: I would not have endorsed health care for undocumented immigrants on debate stage Harris faces pressure to define policy proposals Biden campaign rips 'Medicare for All,' calls on Dems to protect Affordable Care Act MORE’s (I-Vt.) $6 million haul in the first 24 hours after his presidential campaign was announced.

“Socialist Berne Sanders raised $6 MILLION in 24 HOURS. Now I’m calling on you to CRUSH that number,” Trump's campaign texted recipients, noting that any donation would be tripled.

Sanders’s haul smashed the $1.5 million Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris faces pressure to define policy proposals Harris voices support for Puerto Rico protesters: 'I stand with them' What to expect when Mueller testifies: Not much MORE’s (D-Calif.) presidential campaign raised in its first day, the previous record among 2020 Democrats. The number was powered through small donations from more than 225,000 people in all 50 states, averaging about $27.

Sanders, who came in second in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, saw a strong grass-roots campaign in the previous cycle, powered in large part by small-dollar donations.


While the senator's fundraising number raised eyebrows, Trump still sits on a hefty war chest, entering 2019 with more than $19 million in cash on hand.

The president has been railing against what he says is the Democratic Party’s turn to socialism, citing the rising power of Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezIllinois GOP group shares, then deletes meme labeling minority congresswomen 'Jihad Squad' Trump's calculated climate of fear Two Democrats vow to press forward on Trump impeachment MORE (D-N.Y.), both self-proclaimed democratic socialists.

His campaign took a swipe Tuesday at Sanders and the Democratic Party at large, saying the Vermont independent had already won because the rest of the primary field had adopted his brand of socialism.

“But the American people will reject an agenda of sky-high tax rates, government-run health care and coddling dictators like those in Venezuela,” Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement. “Only President Trump will keep America free, prosperous and safe.”

The jabs have forced the crowded 2020 field, which includes Democratic heavyweights such as Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandHarris faces pressure to define policy proposals Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage MORE (N.Y.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris faces pressure to define policy proposals Harris voices support for Puerto Rico protesters: 'I stand with them' Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over 'shameful' comments, back protesters MORE (Mass.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Cory Booker talks about 'geeking out' over Rosario Dawson's Marvel role Harris faces pressure to define policy proposals MORE (N.J.) to weigh in on the intraparty divide.

Harris told reporters at a campaign stop Monday in New Hampshire that she is “not a democratic socialist.”