Democrats have made it clear that they will stop at nothing to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. With the stakes so high, the small things will likely play a big role in whether the president secures a second term in office.
While the election is still around 16 months away, Trump has secured a huge advantage that could sway the outcome in his favor.
According to The Hill, Trump’s campaign and the the Republican National Committee raised a combined $108 million in the second quarter of this year.
The Trump campaign and the RNC have a combined $123.7 million in cash reserves.
The DNC has not released its second quarter fundraising numbers yet, but it will undoubtedly be much lower than what the RNC has raised.
In May, the DNC raised a paltry $6.9 million.
The RNC raised $51 million in the Second Quarter.
Trump already has a gigantic advantage over Democrats in the money race — and the president will likely continue to substantially widen the gap.
For context, those numbers are much higher than the fundraising totals former President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee posted in the same quarter in 2011.
In 2011, Obama’s reelection campaign reported $47 million in donations, with the DNC reporting it took in $38 million.
Trump and the RNC have brought in a combined $108 million compared to Obama and the DNC having just $85 million in total at the same time in their respective presidencies.
That’s a big difference.
“Yet another record-shattering fundraising haul gives us a major advantage over the crowded field of Democrats as the RNC continues investing in our world-class field program and growing our incredible grassroots army,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
She added: “As enthusiasm for this President continues to grow, these resources ensure President Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot are in a strong position to win heading into 2020.”
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement:
“President Trump’s record of success for America is drawing unprecedented support from across the nation. As the Democrats continue their race to the left, Americans are responding to the President’s pledge to Keep America Great.”
As detailed in a report from Axios, none of the Democratic presidential candidates are coming close to Trump’s fundraising totals.
Below is a list of the top 5 Democrats in order based on fundraising totals for the Second Quarter of 2019.
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $24.8 million
- Former Vice President Joe Biden raised $21.5 million
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised $19.1 million
- Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $18 million
- Sen. Kamala Harris raised nearly $12 million
Buttigieg, Biden, Warren, Sanders, and, Harris have thus far raised a total of $95.4 million combined.
To compare, Trump and his committees have raised $54 million, and the RNC raised another $51 million.
Not a single Democratic candidate has even raised more than $25 million in the Second Quarter.
In that same time frame, Trump and his team brought in over $105 million.
It’s more than clear where the American people are sending their hard-earned money.
Hint: it’s not to the radical Democrats who are doing nothing but pushing socialist policies that could irreparably harm the country.
The 2020 election may be a year and a half away, but it’s clear Trump has a massive fundraising advantage — which will be key to him securing a second term in office.