The House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump appears to be backfiring on Democrats, as more Americans join the queue to donate funds to his 2020 campaign.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the first day of the televised hearings, the Trump re-election campaign raised more than $3.1 million in donations. This proved to be one of the best fundraising days yet for the team. The president weighed in on the efforts, and has just raised the bar:
“$3,144,257 RAISED YESTERDAY!” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, tweeted Thursday. “‘ [Trump] loves these huge numbers. He knows that it isn’t enough to end this IMPEACHMENT SCAM.”
$3,144,257 RAISED YESTERDAY!@realDonaldTrump loves these huge numbers.
He knows that it isn’t enough to end this IMPEACHMENT SCAM. We’re upping the goal to $5 MILLION!
ALL DONATIONS WILL NOW BE TRIPLE-MATCHED! Donate below ⬇️https://t.co/PF5sYpoZGt
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) November 14, 2019
Parscale tweeted in September that after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced their impeachment inquiry would go ahead, there was a surge in donations, with $5 million raised within the following 24 hours.
Other pro-Trump groups also reported an increase in donations after the impeachment announcement. Linda McMahon, chair of the America First Action PAC board of directors, told Cavuto on Fox Business their group had raised around $1 million per day for the week following the announcement.
“That speaks, I think, volumes to how people are rallying around the president,” she said.
The campaign coffers have benefited immensely from the inquiry, with the Trump campaign, and the Republican National Committee raising $125 million in fundraising in the third quarter of this year. That’s almost double the amount raised by Obama and the Democratic Committee of $70 million in the third quarter of 2011.
President Trump slammed the impeachment inquiry, “This is a sham, it’s all thirdhand information, nothing direct at all,” said the president at the White House, commenting on the first day of the inquiry. “All they have to do is look very very simply at the transcript,” he added.
Democrats produced their star witnesses, who failed to provide any evidence for grounds for impeachment of the president.