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Trump Has Built War Chest of More Than $100 Million

  • August 01, 2021

Mr. Trump has made denying the fact that he lost the 2020 election — which Mr. Biden won by a popular vote margin of seven million — a centerpiece of his post-presidency. He has argued repeatedly, without evidence, that the election was decided fraudulently even after losing waves of legal challenges, including at the Supreme Court.

He credited that false fight for his financial backing. “On behalf of the millions of men and women who share my outrage and want me to continue to fight for the truth,” Mr. Trump said in a statement, “I am grateful for your support.”

The campaign fund-raising data, filed with the Federal Election Commission, covers the first six months of 2021.

Mr. Trump raised by far the most online money among any Republican, even though he had paused many of his online solicitations starting on Jan. 6, the day of the Capitol riot, through the end of February.

Mr. Trump made his first post-presidential speech, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, in late February and urged supporters to give to him instead of any other G.O.P. entity, positioning himself as a potential rival to the existing Republican Party apparatus.

“There’s only one way to contribute to our efforts to elect ‘America First’ Republican conservatives and, in turn, to make America great again,” Mr. Trump said on Feb. 28. “And that’s through Save America, PAC, and DonaldJTrump.com.”

Mr. Trump scored a bonanza of donations: nearly $3.5 million across his various PACs.

It was also WinRed’s single biggest day of 2021, records show.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/31/us/politics/trump-donations.html

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