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Trump Raised $24.8 Million in Less Than 24 Hours, RNC Says

© Bloomberg Trump gestures while speaking during a rally in Orlando on June 18.

President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million in less than 24 hours as he officially launched his campaign for re-election, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

The haul dwarfs the first day fundraising totals announced by some of his Democratic rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden’s $6.3 million, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke’s $6.1 million, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’s $5.9 million.

McDaniel reported the fundraising total in a tweet the day after Trump announced his bid for a second term to thousands of supporters at a rally in Orlando late Tuesday. In a 78-minute speech, he touted his administration’s accomplishments, attacked his political opponents and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and offered red meat lines to rally his base.

Trump previously disclosed in a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 20, 2017 -- the day of his inauguration -- that he had begun raising money for his re-election. Unprecedented for a president in the first two years of his term, Trump raised $67.5 million for his campaign.


19th June 2019

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