President Trump and RNC raise millions on president’s birthday
President Donald Trump got a great birthday present this year, raising $14 million as he turned 74.
The new campaign cash goes into a growing war chest that the president and RNC have amassed. Right now, Republicans have roughly $255 million cash on hand compared to the Democrats’ $100 million.
The RNC and Trump campaign told Fox News on Monday that the average online donation to the campaign on Sunday was $46.
“Enthusiasm for President Trump continues to be our greatest motivator and political weapon,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News. “Republicans are thinking smarter digitally and harnessing support and energy for President Trump to up our online fundraising game and outwork, outdo and outmaneuver the Democrats at every turn.”
This marks the largest online fundraising figure to date for the campaign. The largest total 24-hour fundraising haul for the campaign was recorded the day Trump launched his reelection campaign last year, bringing in nearly $25 million.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told Fox News that the grassroots support behind the president is something no campaign has ever seen.
“Just as more than a million people have registered for tickets to the president’s rally this weekend in Oklahoma, they are also donating to help his campaign in record numbers. There is an enthusiasm gap, it is real and it is wide,” said Parscale. “President Trump’s supporters would run through a brick wall to vote for him. Nobody is running through a brick wall for Joe Biden.”
Some top Biden supporters have said they understand there is an enthusiasm issue on the former vice-president’s side. Last week, news broke of Biden surrogate Terry McAuliffe telling a group of Virginia Democrats that Biden should remain in his basement. Biden has campaign remotely from home throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans have criticized him for this move but top Democrats seem to prefer that he stay out of the limelight.
“He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day. His two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing,” McAuliffe said.
Trump has dealt with a series of controversies in the last several months including the coronavirus and his handling of the unrest following the death of George Floyd.
On Sunday, Trump campaign held their summer kick off with a National Weekend of Action in states across the country.
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