Former President Donald Trump has raised a staggering $45.5 million for the third quarter of 2023, Breitbart reported. That figure is $10 million more than was raised in the second quarter.
"In an impressive testament to the overwhelming grassroots support behind President Trump that will lead to dominating victories, close to $36 million of the total cash on hand is designated for the primary," the former president's campaign boasted in a statement Wednesday. Trump has another $37.5 million in cash in his coffers.
The campaign noted that "the Summer months are usually when most campaigns experience lagging fundraising support" but was pleasantly surprised at the sudden boon. "President Trump and his campaign have completely shattered that notion," the statement said.
It noted that Trump's closest contender, Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, raised only a fraction of that amount. "Meanwhile, the DeSanctimonious campaign admits to only having $5 million cash on hand available for the primary election— a grave indication that Ron’s candidacy may not live to see the Iowa caucuses in January, or even, the end of this month," Trump's campaign predicted.
"While DeSanctus’ fundraising, like his poll numbers, has seen an exponential drop even from July, President Trump outraised his impressive $35 million haul in Q2 (which doubled Q1 fundraising) by more than $10 million," the statement continued. The increase in fundraising comes as Trump's sizeable polling lead grows even larger.
A Morning Consult poll released this month has Trump leading with 61% of the vote. This dwarfs DeSantis's meager 13% share along with the rest of the field that trails far behind the former president.
Trump is also shaping up to be a formidable candidate against President Joe Biden, as some surveys show him edging out a lead against his former rival. Meanwhile, the left continues to hammer Trump with legal charges in an effort to stop him, which has backfired spectacularly.
For instance, the Trump campaign raked in $7.1 million following his appearance at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in August. The former president surrendered himself for the indictment and took his now-infamous mug shot.
It's clear Democrats have been hoping for a rematch of the 2020 presidential election, believing that Trump is such a distasteful character that Biden would win handily. However, they did not consider the fact that Biden is a terrible president and that the American people know it.
The nation is being crippled by the twin crises of record illegal immigration and inflation, the Washington Examiner reported. When the wealth of middle-class households is shrinking by the day, it will be difficult to muster support for the incumbent.
Democrats may try to blame Republicans for just about everything most Americans don’t like, but voters aren’t buying it. Biden’s low overall approval ratings attest to that fact as he slips in the polls.
Biden has an uphill climb to convince people that he is the man for the job as he is directly responsible for the problems he created. In an unpredictable turn of events, Biden has now adopted Trump's immigration policy and will continue to build the border wall.
The administration's reversal came with an announcement Wednesday from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that new sections of border wall were going up in Texas, Fox News reported. Mayorkas said this was due to an "acute and immediate need" and that the administration would waive 26 federal laws to get it done.
Despite all of the obstacles thrown at him, Trump is steadily pulling ahead in the race to become the Republican nominee. While Democrats seemed to initially welcome that prospect, it now appears they may get more than they bargained for after all.