Most of the mainstream media would like nothing more than for you to believe that former President Donald Trump’s popularity is no longer effective.
According to CBS News, that’s simply not the case. The former president’s new political action committee — known commonly as a PAC — raked in a massive pile of cash in the final weeks of 2020, reportedly bringing in more than $30 million on hand.
The Save America PAC, which was launched after the November election, stormed into the new year with over $31 million in total, with a bulk of that money coming from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.
As CBS News reported, while that amount of cash is impressive on its own, it’s just a relatively small portion of Trump’s war chest. The Trump Make America Great Again Committee and Trump Victory PACs, which was a joint effort between Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee, entered 2021 with $63 million in cash.
Adding to their fortune is roughly $10.7 million held by Trump’s presidential campaign committee.
While there are strict rules on how the money can be spent, with Trump’s new focus on boosting Republican candidates in the 2022 midterms, it’s likely he’ll back a number of candidates with that pile of campaign cash, though he can only send a candidate $5,000 maximum.
Funds from the Save America PAC will likely be used for political advertisements, upcoming rallies and other related expenses, making the idea of remaining a pro-Trump Republican candidate a very lucrative and safe bet to have the best chance for election or reelection in 2022.
According to Politico, Rob Stutzman, a California-based Republican consultant, agrees that a Trump war chest stuffed with money will be enticing for many Republicans seeking a win next year.
“The more money [Trump] stacks up in his committee, the greater his grip will remain on many elected Republicans who will fear those resources could be turned against them,” Stutzman said.
Both Democrats and never-Trump Republicans know that ousting Trump from the White House was a temporary win and does not mean they’ve gotten rid of him by any means, and the fact that GOP voters are still supporting him despite their best efforts is infuriating beyond measure.