Down in polls, Donald Trump bets cash is king
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Campaign touted big June fundraising.

The polls have not been kind to President Donald Trump, arguably out of step with the cultural moment and sucking wind with swing voters.

But the President’s reelection campaign hopes that whatever defects have manifested through this year of coronavirus, economic collapse, and social strife, cash on hand will be the key to four more years.

Top officials from the Trump campaign trumpeted $295 million on hand, after a staggering $131 million raised in June between the campaign and the Republican National Committee.

June made Q2 one to brag about, comprising nearly half of the $266 million raised, a total up 71% from Q1. Trump Victory Finance Chair Kimberly Guilfoyle credits “an innovative approach to digital fundraising.”

Last month, it appeared some innovation might be needed, with surprising momentum for the President’s general election opponent.

After a May in which Democrat Joe Biden narrowly outraised the President with roughly a $6 million edge in the month, June showed that even with the President struggling in surveys, the campaign will have the resources to press the message.

However, there was some darkness even in the triumphant quotes.

“The Trump campaign’s monumental June fundraising haul proves that people are voting with their wallets and that enthusiasm behind President Trump’s reelection is only growing,” said Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale, who went on to criticize Biden’s use of “surrogates like Barack Obama and radical Hollywood elites” to help him raise money.

Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, offered a somewhat disjointed quote.

“After yet another haul of record-breaking support, the voters are speaking loud and clear – they support President Trump. As Joe Biden remains hidden in his basement, President Trump is leading this country to a Great American Comeback that will reignite our economy, restore law and order, and usher in a new era of strength.”

The campaign touts a nearly two-to-one advantage in paid staffers, and all indications are they are greeting voters in traditional ways despite the pandemic.

“The joint field effort continues to safely resume field operations in battleground states across the country while the Biden campaign sits idle, missing out on crucial voter contacts at a critical juncture of the campaign,” the campaign asserted.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Frankie M.

    July 1, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    The donor class likes Trump. Shocking. What does that tell you?

  • MaggieOlsen

    July 1, 2020 at 9:14 pm

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    Jim fox

    Jun 25, 2020, 6:54 PM (6 days ago)

    to me
    How do you like Democrat Socialism? just like the third world isn’t it. Democrat Governor’s & Mayors ordering Police to stand down while the city is looted, burned. citizens beaten in the streets, monuments destroyed, police stations actually taken over and allowed to be occupied. Antifa and BLM are the criminals behind this. Below are those in sympathy with Antifa and BLM.

    What do these Mayors & Governors have in common?

    Tom Wolf (Gov PA), Jim Kenney (Mayor Philadelphia), JB Pritzker (Gov Il), Lori Lightfoot (Mayor Chicago), Gavin Newsom (Gov CA) Kate Brown (Gov OR), Ted Wheeler (Mayor Portland OR), Jay Inslee (Gov WA), Jenny Durkan (Mayor Seattle), Andrew Cuomo (Gov NY), Bill Di Blasio, (Mayor NY) Tim Walz (Gov MN) Jacob Frey (Mayor MN), Lyda Krewson (Mayor St. Louis), Gretchen Whitmer (Gov MI), Mike Duggan (Mayor Detroit) , Keisha Bottoms (Mayor Atlanta GA)

    All are Democrats who kept the economy in their states and cities closed as long as they could (many still are) and ordered Police in their cities to stand down allowing the destruction.

    There is no moderate wing of the Democrat party people and they really don’t care about taxpayers except for their vote. If you vote for Joe Biden, you are voting for Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren’s far left platform.. Joe will follow the radical left’s agenda or Joe won’t get the support (and he is of) Nancy Pelosi, Val Demings, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Valerie Jarrett,. Rashida Talib, Stacy Abrams, Ayanna Pressley, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Tom Perez, Maxine Waters, Al Green, and llhan Omar.

    This is the core of the socialists leftist wing of the Democrat party and are firmly in charge.

    Democrat Platform & Goals:

    (Democrats want to make this election all about the hate for President Trump. NOT their platform & Goals for obvious reasons.

    At least know who & what you are voting for. Do you know the Democrats goals? here it is.

    *End all deportations of illegal aliens, if you get here, you stay. Bernie’s website calls it a “moratorium” on deportations.

    *Citizenship for 20 to 50 million illegal aliens, DACA & TPS recipients with a cost of billions.

    *Massive tax increases. All Democrat candidates have committed to tax increases of various amounts.

    *Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green new deal.(which would create massive unemployment, 100,000 jobs estimated in the transportation industry alone.) Joe Biden supports.

    *De-fund & terminate border patrol & ICE.

    *Free Healthcare for Illegal aliens, DACA, TPS recipients (taxpayer funded with one estimate at 52 trillion)

    *Ending of all private / employer based health care. “Medicare for all”, Feds run everything.

    *Illegal Aliens eligible for welfare & food stamps. (Elizabeth Warrens plan adopted)

    *Reparations for race’s harmed by Caucasians. Joe Biden committed to “Reverend” Al Sharpton’s support for Sheila Jackson Lee’s racist reparations bill in the House. Basically a tax will be levied on all Caucasians in America. (you can’t make this stuff up)

    *Sanctuary Cities & States. Joe Biden supports sanctuary cities.

    *Free college for all, including illegal aliens (taxpayer funded estimates in the billions. Bernie Sanders plan adopted.

    *Decriminalization of illegal entry into our country.

    *Open Borders.

    *Drivers Licenses for illegal aliens (already happening in states with Democrat leadership.

    *Late term abortions up to 9 months.

    *Ending of all private / employer based health care. “Medicare for all”, Feds run everything.

    * Destruction and erasing our history.

  • GD

    July 2, 2020 at 9:58 am

    All the money in the world can erase the stain Trump has put on himself with his incompetence handling of the virus making us the laughing stock of the work, his racists remarks, actions, incompetent handling of the economy, trade wars getting nothing, being played by other leaders and his fascist ways, etc.
    The military, old people and decent people are being appalled by him near daily as completely incompetent nasty person he is becomes clear to everyone.
    As the pols clearly show many would vote for anyone but Trump.
    And his ads mean nothing as no one believes him anymore as near everything coming from his mouth is a lie.
    Even congressional repubs are hiding from reporters so they don’t have to answer question of what new crap he said that day.
    Just look at the ads he puts out compared to Biden’s, one is a scumbag type and one is presidential, something Trump just can’t do.
    His buddying up to Putin and being Putin’s best agent is the final straw for many.

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 3, 2020 at 5:52 am

    Cancel the RNC! That Putin loving traitor trump is not worthy to be in Jacksonville, a proud military community! No goptrump cult blood money!!!!

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