German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is credited with saying, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Democrats bent on destroying former President Donald Trump would be well advised to heed his warning.
Despite the best efforts by leftists to indict his candidacy into oblivion, the 45th president drew in an impressive haul of $35 million in campaign contributions in the second quarter.
Trump’s was the first Republican campaign to reveal its most recent fundraising totals.
Trump pulled in more than $35 million in the second quarter https://t.co/zunVEd5WCc
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 5, 2023
How those funds came to Trump is even more impressive.
His campaign proudly noted that the average donation for his 2024 bid for the White House is only $34. This is stark evidence that the former president’s support comes from a grassroots base and that millions of Republicans are chipping in.
Further, they came even as Trump endured a 34-count indictment in Manhattan in April and a 37-count indictment from a federal grand jury last month.
Polling numbers showed the former president pulling away from the pack in impressive style. A recent Morning Consult survey had Trump with a lead over his closest rival, Florida Gov Ron DeSantis, of nearly a staggering 40 points.
Meanwhile, the latest RealClearPolitics aggregate showed Trump’s cushion across the major polling services reached an average of 30.9 percentage points.
With such a dominating performance within the Republican Party, Trump has hinted about avoiding next month’s initial GOP debate. It is scheduled for Aug. 23 in Milwaukee.
In order to qualify for the debate, primary candidates must reach the Republican National Committee’s 40,000 unique donor mark. It is likely that some of the lesser-known names in the running will not be on the stage as there are over a dozen declared candidates.
Clearly attempts to whittle away his broad base of support have backfired. Trump hauled in $18.8 million in the first three months of 2023.
The $35 million for the second quarter is divided between the official 2024 campaign and the Save America super PAC. It is not clear how the funds are divided between the entities.
As GOP strategist Mike Murphy told the New York Times, the financial strength of a campaign is measured in cash on hand minus debt. Trump is clearly number one, and Federal Election Commission filings showed Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) second among the GOP field in available funds.