Trump reelection campaign says it raised $30M in first quarter

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone MORE’s 2020 reelection campaign says it has raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, more than the top two Democratic candidates combined, according to multiple reports.

Trump’s first quarter fundraising haul brings its cash on hand to more than $40 million, a historic amount for this point in a reelection campaign.

The top two Democratic candidates in fundraising were Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone GOP Senate campaign arm hits battleground-state Dems over 'Medicare for All,' Green New Deal Warren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college MORE (I-Vt.), with more than $18 million, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Moulton enters 2020 White House race The Hill's Morning Report - Is impeachment back on the table? MORE (D-Calif.), who brought in roughly $12 million.

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The Trump campaign told The Associated Press that nearly 99 percent of the donations it received were of $200 or less. The average donation was about $34.

Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, told the AP that Trump’s first quarter fundraising shows he “is in a vastly stronger position at this point than any previous incumbent president running for re-election, and only continues to build momentum.”

The Hill has reached out to Trump’s reelection campaign for comment.

Trump officially started his reelection campaign almost immediately after taking office in 2017. He has set a $1 billion fundraising goal for the reelection effort.

Additionally, the Republican National Committee raised over $45 million in the first quarter of 2019, the best non-election year ever for the GOP’s campaign arm.

The AP reports Trump has not used any of his own money on his 2020 reelection effort, a sharp contrast to 2016, when Trump was largely self-funded through the Republican primaries before taking outside money in the general election.