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'I have a STATE Senate client that has more in the bank,' said one Republican operative.
Donald Trump's newly released fundraising figures proved so anemic that Republican operatives are still shaking their heads and rubbing their eyes to make sure they read the numbers correctly.
The presumptive Republican nominee — who frequently boasts about his vast personal fortune — reported a paltry $1.3 million cash on hand Monday evening, a total not even in the same ballpark as Hillary Clinton’s $42.5 million.
"It's low for a Senate race, much less a presidential race," said Republican pollster Whit Ayres, who formerly worked for Sen. Marco Rubio.
"I have a state Senate client that has more in the bank," said another GOP operative formerly aligned with Rubio’s campaign. The number was "almost so low that it's not even comprehendible."
It's not going to inspire donors to invest and most importantly for donors is that Donald is still holding out the possibility of using their donor money to pay back his loans to the campaign,"
Several Republicans argued that it's unlikely that the GOP donor class is unlikely to make a mad rush to close the money gap between Clinton and Trump since there's still a strong distaste for Trump among some donors.
A former bundler for Jeb Bush was even more direct about his disinterest in helping Trump.
"This is a guy who lent himself $30 or $40 million so chuckleheads and suckers like me would go and raise money for him and then pay himself back. This is a total fraud. He's a fraud," the former Bush bundler said, referring to the fact that Trump loaned his campaign the cash and could still repay himself.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Indigo5
The man is clearly a fraud. I hear he's spent more on hats, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, etc, than on actual campaigning, like advertisments.
Then I keep hearing he takes the campaign donations and pockets it.
Then I heard his campaign spent monies on a fictional advertising company, Draper-Sterling of Mad Men.
So essentially, he bankrupt his campaign while bragging hes the only candiate to make a profit off of his campaign.
Yup, sounds like Trump alright.
How in the hell people support this con man is beyond me but I guess a Trump supporter is born every minute.
Are you kidding me?
originally posted by: VivreLibre
He never said he was going to self fund it
No one has that type of money, not even Trump. It's going to cost close to 2 billion to run a campaign in the general election.
Anyways, the GOP either gets behind Trump and raise the 1+ billion that they helped raise for Romney, or say bye-bye to the integrity of their garbage party