The Trump team and the Republican National Committee have reportedly raked in a whopping $13 million since Tuesday.
What is spurring the gigantic fundraising push?
According to the Hill, the monstrous sum started pouring in the same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her party would begin to pursue an impeachment inquiry against the president.
Fox reporting Trump campaign/RNC has raised ~$13 million since Pelosi’s impeachment announcement two days ago.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 27, 2019
The Associated Press reports the first $5 million of the funds came within just 24 hours of Pelosi’s announcement:
In the 24 hours that followed Pelosi’s Tuesday announcement, Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $5 million from online donors in all 50 states, campaign manager Brad Parscale said. In addition to the online money, he was expected to have raised $5 million for his reelection from a Wednesday night fundraiser, followed by an additional $3 million from a Thursday morning breakfast, according to an RNC official.
“Huge groundswell of support leading to Trump landslide in 2020!” Parscale tweeted Wednesday.
A BIG thank you to @SpeakerPelosi and the Democrats – in the last 48 hours we have raised $8.5 million dollars in small dollar donations. People are sick of your nonsense but please keep it up — you are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020! 🤛👍🇺🇸
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 26, 2019
Market Watch adds:
The swell of contributions comes right before next week’s third-quarter fundraising reporting deadline and will further pad what is already expected to be a massive haul. More than a year out from the November 2020 contest, his campaign and the RNC have already reported pulling in more than $210 million since the start of 2019, Federal Election Commission records show. That’s more than all the current Democrats seeking to replace him raised combined during that period.
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The major haul could be depictive of Trump supporters pushing back against Pelosi & company who are pursuing impeachment over the contents of a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“A reconstituted transcript of the call released by the White House on Wednesday showed Trump asking the Ukrainian leader to speak with his personal attorney about Biden’s role pushing Kiev to dismiss a prosecutor who was investigating a natural gas company on whose board his son sat,” the Hill reports.
“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great,” Trump said on the call, according to a memo released by the White House. “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.”
A declassified version of a whistleblower complaint that first sounded the alarm over the conversation says “multiple White House officials with direct knowledge” of the call expressed concern that Trump was using his office for his personal political gain.