One of the biggest things people found attractive about Donald Trump’s campaign was that the New York billionaire said he would be almost entirely self-funded.
Apparently, the key word was “almost.”
“We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. tonight,” said an email from the Trump campaign to his supporters.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign already began its first advertising blitz Thursday, hitting the New York billionaire on his comments about violence at his rallies and for what they claim was the mocking of a disabled reporter.
The Trump campaign’s email painted a dire picture of Clinton spending untold sums to attack the presumptive Republican nominee, so the campaign said it needed help fast to fight the coming onslaught.
“Right now we’re facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air,” the email reads. “Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we’re preparing to fight back.”
In the email, Trump’s campaign says its ads will attack Clinton on Benghazi, the FBI investigation into her emails, and improper donations she has received.
This frantic fundraising email blast seems to indicate that Republican insiders were right when they said they feared Trump was underestimating the necessity of soliciting donations.
As the general election gets closer, some political analysts have said the Republicans will have to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, a prospect Trump did not seem concerned with until now. Clinton, on the other hand, has been very cognizant of fundraising, having already taken in several hundred million dollars.
h/t: The Hill