Trump Offers Incentive to Get People to Donate to His Campaign

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Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, constantly pushed the mantra during the Republican primary that he was self-funding his campaign. He even went so far as to say that those people who receive donations, especially those who receive the support of a super PAC, are ‘bought and paid for.’

Fast forward to the general campaign and Donald Trump is in dire straits financially. His campaign has $1.3 million cash on hand, while Hillary Clinton has $42 million in the bank. While Trump is now accepting the assistance of super PACs. In addition, he spoke at a fundraiser in Houston where people paid anywhere between $5400 and $250,000, he needs more money in his campaign coffers. So, Trump now has a plan that he hopes will get the donations rolling in.

In a fundraising email sent out Tuesday morning, Trump issued an urgent plea to his supporters to donate to his campaign in record numbers, but they have 48 hours to donate in order for his incentive to kick in. What’s his incentive? He’ll “match every dollar” that comes in within the next 48 hours up to $2 million to help him get a fraction of an amount closer to Hillary’s $42 million.

The plea, which Mr. Trump billed as the “first fundraising email I have ever sent on behalf of my campaign,” promised to make his effort “the most successful introductory fundraising email in modern political history by personally matching every dollar that comes in WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS, up to $2 million!”

While Trump says that he will personally match every dollar, the money that he has given his campaign thus far, including $2.2 million in May, have been set up as a loan which means that donations to the campaign can be used to pay him back.
Will Trump meet his fundraising goal of $2 million in 48 hours? We’ll be checking his Twitter account for updates.
h/t WSJ

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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