The Donald Trump presidential campaign is having major problems raising cash following months of the bloviating billionaire bragging that he was “self-funding” his political campaign with his own cash.
Newly released fundraising numbers show scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton with $42 million in the bank, while the Trump campaign has only $1.3 million.
For perspective, Ted Cruz still has almost $7 million of cash on hand, and his campaign was suspended several weeks ago. Even Ben Carson has $1.7 million left in his suspended campaign, which is more than Trump has.
Trump surrogate and former presidential candidate Ben Carson, in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon on Monday night, attempted to explain the Trump campaign’s struggles in the fundraising arena by providing an excuse that some could interpret as questioning the intelligence of Trump supporters.
Carson argued that the reason people aren’t donating to the Trump campaign is that they are “confused” and don’t know where to send the money.
“Well, the main thing I think that the donors have been confused about is where to donate,” Carson told Lemon.”It has been very unclear and there have been a lot of different bandwagons on which to jump.”
Of course, this excuse is absolutely absurd. Those wishing to donate to Donald Trump’s campaign can simply do what they would do if that wanted to give financial support to any other candidate — go to the candidate’s website and click on the “Donate” button.
And yes, “self-funding” Donald Trump has always had donate buttons on his campaign website.