In a month where Hillary Clinton raked in $26.4 million, the presumptive GOP nominee raised just $3.1 million—and he has just $1.3 million on hand, according to new FEC filings.
Donald Trump loves to talk about how rich he is, but according to the latest campaign finance report, his presidential bid is poor.
In the month after clinching his party’s nomination, the billionaire businessman hasraised just $3.1 million and has loaned his campaign $2.2 million, according to FEC filings.
His cash on hand is a measley $1.3 million. That stands in stark contrast to the Clinton campaign, which announced a haul of nearly $26.4 million. Her cash on hand rang in at $42 million.
The new FEC numbers, paired with the fact the Trump campaign appears to have no swing state strategy and has yet to make a significant ad buy anywhere for the general election, paint a pretty obvious picture for the months ahead, barring a dramatic turnaround.
The presumptive GOP nominee has bragged throughout the primary process about his ability to self-fund his campaign, but the reality of the general election set in quickly. He held his first fundraisers the week of May 20, telling the Associated Press he was only doing it because the Republican National Committee asked him to.
“The RNC really wanted to do it, and I want to show good spirit,” Trump said. “‘Cause I was very happy to continue to go along the way I was.”