Much of that money went to retire campaign debts and fund Trump’s new PAC.
The huge data is due in part to an increase in small-dollar donations after the election as the team bombards supporters with messages that make false and unsubstantiated allegations of the election, a source told ABC News.
Known as the “Election Defense Fund,” the president and the Republican Party’s joint fund-raising committee have raised millions of dollars since the election, but the small print of that money on the donation pages has really helped. to pay off the campaign debt, or to fund a new political action committee set up by the president to continue the Republican Party.
A recent fundraising request from Trump’s team noted that “75% of each contribution” first goes to Save America, a leadership PAC launched by the president a few days after the election. The leadership PAC, which is often made up of current and former political personalities, could often facilitate political activities following Trump’s presidency before the potential 2024 race to advance their political influence. This includes paying for fundraising or other political events that continue to take place at Trump’s hotels and resorts, and could potentially fund Republicans in Congress.
The Trump campaign and the Republican National Commission did not respond to ABC News’s comments, and Save America’s treasurer, Brad Crate, who also serves as the trump for the Trump campaign, did not respond immediately to ABC News’s request for comment.
This amount is an amazing fundraising campaign after the election, and for a campaign that maintained only one skeletal stock and mostly stopped operations beyond a number of frivolous lawsuits across the country challenging the election results, which were almost all brought to justice.
After the election, the campaign launched a relentless effort to raise funds via email and sms, claiming the election was “cheated” or “stolen” and urging millions of supporters to donate to the “Election Defense Fund”.
After election day, the Trump campaign sent more than 425 emails and more than 125 text messages urging supporters to donate.
“Our critical end of the month is tonight,” a Trump supporter urged supporters in a recent email weeks after the election. “It’s ever our most important deadline, but I’ve noticed that you haven’t stepped forward yet to help us LOVE.”
Some of Trump’s post-election activities are expected to be announced at the end of the week. On December 3, the Trump campaign is scheduled to submit its post-general election report to the Federal Electoral Commission, which will present its fundraising and spending by Nov. 23, three weeks after the election.