Photo-Illustration: Photo: Michael Krinke Photography/Getty Images “We’re going to try and raise over a billion dollars which is what’s going to be necessary,” Donald Trump said last month. If campaign fundraising was like income, Trump would be boasting that he has already raised well over a billion dollars. But since presidential campaigns are legally compelled to register their fundraising totals with the Federal Election Commission, Trump’s campaign turns out to have raised just $3.1 million last month. He is on pace to outraise Jill Stein, but is also way, way, way behind Hillary Clinton. This morning on Fox News, Trump said, “I’m not looking to spend a billion dollars.” Perhaps this bodes ill for Trump’s promises to use his business genius to make the country so very rich again. The good news for Trump is that at least his personal business interests seem to be doing well. This is because they are selling hundreds of thousands of dollars of goods and services to the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign: Recipients of payments from Trump campaign with “Trump” in name, through May 31. Doesn’t include Mar-a-Lago/planes. pic.twitter.com/JF6skaWYGF— Derek Willis (@derekwillis) June 21, 2016 Donald Trump’s campaign paid $423,371 in May for the… Read full this story
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