President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
If Democrats weren’t nervous about 2020 before, they should be now, as President Donald Trump has raised so much money for his reelection campaign that it’s dwarfing Democrat fundraising totals.
According to the Washington Post, Trump has raised some $30 million at the beginning of this year:
President Trump’s reelection campaign raised more than $30 million in the first three months of the year, far outpacing each of the Democratic contenders who seek to oust him from office, the campaign said in a statement Monday.
It’s the largest quarterly haul since Trump announced that he would run for reelection, underscoring the president’s huge fundraising lead over a divided and crowded Democratic primary field.
Since January 2017, the most Trump raised in one quarter through his campaign and two joint fundraising committees was $21 million, federal campaign finance records show.
The Post highlighted that for the Democrats, the top fundraiser was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who brought in around $18 million, while all the others are trailing behind that by millions more:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led a growing field in the Democratic primary race in the first quarter, raising more than $18 million. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) raised about $12 million, and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke raised more than $9 million — including more than $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his bid.
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., raised $7 million — a large haul for a newcomer to national politics. About 64 percent of his total came in donations of under $200, according to his campaign fundraising report made public Monday.
Before anyone can say that Trump is being bankrolled purely by the rich and corporations, it should be noted that the average donation to Trump was around $35, and that 98.79 percent of the donations were $200 or under.
It’s also not just Trump enjoying this massive surge in fundraising. The RNC is also experiencing a huge boost in fundraising along the same lines according to the post.
All signs point to everything 2020 coming up Trump. Even economists have predicted that if Trump can maintain a surging economy then, then his win is in the bag. Meanwhile, Democrats can’t even seem to agree which avenue they should go down, with two sides of the party fighting over taking a moderate approach, vs a more radical tack.
At this point, it looks like the nation has already decided who they want.
(h/t: Daily Wire)