Trump campaign says it ‘can’t ignore’ Biden-Harris major fundraising haul in appeal to supporters
President Trump’s reelection campaign urged supporters in an email Wednesday to donate to the president’s campaign after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign announced a record $364.5 million haul in August.
“I need you right now,” Trump’s campaign said in an email to supporters.
The president’s campaign email claimed donations to Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-Calif.) campaign was raised by liberal mega donors who are “funneling money to their candidates at an alarming rate to try and take us down,” despite Biden’s campaign saying that the majority of the August haul came from small-dollar contributions.
“I’ll never be intimidated by these Radical Socialists and their dirty MEGA DONOR MONEY, but I can’t ignore that $350,000,000 in ONE MONTH is a massive amount of cash,” the email said, according to a screenshot.
Trump fundraising off of Biden fundraising pic.twitter.com/2gm7nc7aTF
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 2, 2020
Biden and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised a combined $364.5 million in August, more than doubling their haul from July. Biden’s campaign said that $205 million of August’s donations came from online, small-dollar contributions.
Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) have not yet disclosed their August fundraising numbers.
The Trump campaign’s push to supporters comes after the Republican convention wrapped up the week before, with Trump officially accepting the party’s nomination. The GOP convention was held one week after the Democratic convention, where the party nominated Biden and Harris.
In July, the Trump campaign and the RNC raised more than $165 million, more than the combined $140 million the Biden campaign and DNC brought in.
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