The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has raised – in the last quarter of 2018 – more than $21 million for his re-election campaign in 2020. This sum ads up to the $106 million he raised at the beginning of 2017.
According to a statement issued earlier this week by Donald Trump’s campaign staff, this quarterly sum of money represents a record in fund raising for a president of the United States and surpasses the $18 million raised in the third quarter. Moreover, 98,5% of the donations were under $200 each, which is proof of “constant and historical support” Donald Trump enjoys from people.
Still, the $21 million that were raised were surpassed by the $23 million spent for the November elections, during which Donald Trump endorsed multiple Republican candidates.
While former U.S. president Barack Obama started to raise funds for his re-election campaign only in the third year of his first term as president, Donald Trump presented the documents required for this action when he assumed power and got involved in funding the re-election campaign in the summer of 2017. Also unlike his predecessors, since he became President, Donald Trump held regular meetings with voters and in the last few months the meetings have increased with the purpose of promoting Republican candidates for the November 2018 elections.