By Molly Prince
President Donald Trump raised nearly $25 million in less than one day after he officially launched his 2020 campaign, according to Republican National Committee officials Wednesday.
“[Trump] has raised a record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election,” said Ronna McDaniel, RNC chairwoman. “The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!”
@realDonaldTrump has raised a record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election. The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen! #trump2020 #KeepAmericaGreat
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 19, 2019
The president brought in more money in one day than any of the Democratic presidential hopefuls raised during the entire first quarter, according to officials. Former Vice President Joe Biden led the other 2020 Democrats in first-day contributions with $6.3 million, followed by former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who came in second place with $6.1 million.
“This shatters every fundraising record! By comparison, Biden raised $6 million… the top 5 Democrats COMBINED only raised $14 million,” tweeted Eric Trump. “The excitement for [Trump] last night was off the charts! #Winning“
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders outraised his Democratic competition in the first quarter with $18.2 million. Biden, however, launched his campaign in late-April and has not yet officially reported. He said Monday he had 360,000 donors with an average contribution of $55 during the second quarter so far.
“Do the math: that’s more than a million dollars an hour for an entire day,” said Tim Murtaugh, the director of communications for Trump’s 2020 campaign. “On top of an electric rally in Orlando, this shows huge Trump enthusiasm.”
Jaw-dropping numbers from the 24 hours of the day @realDonaldTrump announced his re-election campaign:
$24.8 million raised.
Do the math: that’s more than a million dollars an hour for an entire day.
On top of an electric rally in Orlando, this shows huge Trump enthusiasm.
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) June 19, 2019
The total funds raised were “a combined haul by the campaign and Trump Victory,” according to an ABC News reporter, citing a Trump campaign official.
This is a combined haul by the campaign and Trump Victory, the joint fundraising arm for the campaign and RNC, a Trump campaign official tells @ABC News
Trump campaign: 14M (and change)
Trump Victory: 10M (and change)
24.8M in 24 hrs (more than any Dem raised in Q1) https://t.co/WuDbUNTAGi
— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) June 19, 2019
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