New Biden Vs Trump Fundraising Totals Leave GOP In The Dust

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Donald Trump has bragged many times that he has a “95 percent approval rating in the Republican Party,” a claim that does not bear out in any poll since 2017. Now, as donor money flows into the campaign coffers of the presidential nominees, Trump found out that Republican donors aren’t quite as financially excited about him as Democratic donors are about Biden.

Trump and his campaign team celebrated a record haul for June and were quick to announce it. Just hours later, that celebration was dashed when Biden’s team released their own June fundraising totals.

According to The New York Times:

‘The Trump campaign had celebrated its $131 million haul earlier on Wednesday evening, with Brad Parscale, the campaign manager, writing on Twitter, “Americans voting with their wallets, supporting the president.”

‘Then the Biden campaign announced its larger monthly fund-raising sum.’

Trump’s poll numbers and approval rating also lag far behind Biden’s, and for no small reason. The president has had a string of controversies and disasters in recent days, including the pending threat of a global pandemic that is only getting worse, among other things. Just this week, reports that Trump failed to act on Russian intelligence agents paying bounties for the deaths of U.S. soldiers delivered yet another blow to his campaign. A dozen other bad decisions have stacked up against Trump recently, causing serious harm to his chances in 2020.

‘For the president, June began with the nationwide protests in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police. It included the forceful and widely criticized clearing of peaceful protesters outside the White House for a photo op; the release of a scalding book by Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser John R. Bolton; the ousting of the United State attorney for the Southern District of New York; Mr. Trump’s first rally since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the country, in Tulsa, Okla., which failed to fill the arena; and a series of tweets from the president, including one over the weekend that was later deleted in which a supporter shouted “white power,” that renewed accusations of racism.’

Trump continues to deny that his poll numbers have him far behind Biden and lower than any incumbent president who ever won a second term. His early release of his fundraising numbers were meant to add a positive spin to how his campaign is thriving, but they were not good enough to beat his challenger.

‘Fund-raising figures are not required to be publicly released until mid-July. Mr. Trump’s campaign released its numbers on July 1 in what appeared to be a political show of force, and hours later, Mr. Biden’s team one-upped him.’

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