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Trump Already Has a Massive $33 Million War Chest for His Campaign

According to Politico:

President Donald Trump’s campaign has stockpiled $33 million in his campaign account two-and-a-half years before the next presidential election, new disclosures show . . .

Trump’s campaign operation raised $18 million between April and the end of June overall, a slight decrease from the $20 million it had raised during the first three months of the year. In addition to Trump’s campaign, the president established two joint fundraising committees that raise funds that are distributed among both the campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Trump was the first president in history to file for reelection shortly after entering the White House and to create a campaign account. He’d amassed tens of millions of dollars before the midterm elections even moved into full swing, an unprecedented act for any president. The $33 million that Trump had in his bank account at the end of June put him leagues ahead of any potential presidential challengers.

All told, Trump has raised almost $90 million for his campaign and the two joint fundraising committees since he launched his reelection bid. Combined, the three committees had $53 million cash on hand at the end of June.

Trump has gained from simply being honest about things politically.

Previous presidents have pretended for a couple of years that they didn’t know if they were going to run for reelection and that their actions weren’t informed in part by politics. This even though every president since Calvin Coolidge has either sought reelection if they could or decided not to only when it became clear they couldn’t win.

So now Trump has $33 million in the bank and surely won’t be using his own money on the campaign.