Donald Trump is About Open His Own Wallet in a Massive Way

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Things are heating up in the GOP presidential race, so much so, that Donald Trump is about to open up his own wallet to spend up to $100 million, at the rate of $2 million a week, on an advertising blitz to secure his lead.

“My campaign for president is $35,000,000 under budget, I have spent very little (and am in 1st place). Now I will spend big in Iowa/N.H./S.C.,” Trump tweeted to his over 5 million Twitter followers on Tuesday morning.

Originally, the Trump campaign had planned to budget $25 million for television advertising in the third quarter of the year. Receiving endless coverage from the corporate news media however, the advertising became unnecessary and the former reality television star didn’t end up spending a cent.

While Trump remains the frontrunner, Senator Ted Cruz is rapidly gaining momentum, particularly in Iowa, where the caucus is only a little more than a month away. Polls have been showing lead in the state switching back and forth between the two candidates, and a win there could give the Texas senator’s campaign quite a large boost.

It is for this reason that Trump is opening up his war chest, knowing that if the appearance of him being untouchable is broken at any point, he may not be able to get it back.

The initial wave of television advertisements will focus on his stances on key issues, but the campaign has stated that will change if rivals attack him with negative commentary.

“If you attack Trump, he will attack you 10 times as hard,” one of his campaign advisers told Fox News. “We will not allow any attack to go unanswered.”

They may already have some work to do, it seems, as the Jeb Bush campaign has already unleashed anti-Trump ads which are running regularly in New Hampshire calling him the “chaos candidate,” as Bush scolded him during the Las Vegas debate.

While many have wondered if Trump will be using his own money to fund his campaign, the advisor confirmed to Fox News that yes, he certainly will be, and they are talking about up to $100,000,000, which will give him a massive advantage against his competitors.

“Our Super PAC,” says the adviser, “is Donald Trump’s bank account.”

While things look good for the abrasive real estate mogul in the Republican field, they do not look as well for the general election. Polls have shown that Senator Bernie Sanders would completely clobber him in a general match up, by 13%, and the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton with a slightly smaller advantage still beating him by 7%.

A recent Quinnipiac poll has shown that Trump has a 68% unfavorable rating from women across the board, 87% unfavorable among black voters, and 84% unfavorable rating from Hispanics.

Still, his advisors maintain a lofty notion that somehow the candidate will appeal to blue-collar workers (who he cannot possibly relate to at all) that are generally Democrats or Independents. Something tells us that they may be slightly out of touch with reality, as racism and bigotry generally doesn’t do it for the left-wing.

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