The Democrats impeachment has boosted President Donald Trump’s base, giving his campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) a massive online fundraising haul this week.
The two entities and their joint fundraising committee revealed Saturday, Feb. 8, that they have raked in $117 million in online fundraising since the impeachment inquiry was announced in September 2019. The money raised came from about a million new donors who wanted to stand by the president.
“We’ve seen through our record-breaking fundraising that the Democrats’ bogus impeachment galvanized President Trump’s supporters across the country to contribute financially to his re-election efforts,” RNC spokesman Steve Guest said.
The fundraising over the last four months during impeachment proceedings was 137 percent more compared to the same period a year ago. President Trump brought in $211.3 million through the end of 2019 and no Democratic presidential candidate came close to rivaling the president’s fundraising numbers.
GOP rejuvenated following impeachment win
House Republicans believe they are gaining momentum in their fight to take back the House after the fallout of the Democrats’ impeachment and Monday’s disastrous Iowa Democratic caucuses.
“There could be no sharper contrast between the president’s State of the Union, talking about the great comeback of America because of the things that he’s done to get our economy back on track and rebuild our military, contrasted to the complete and utter incompetence upon Democrats to be able to conduct a caucus in Iowa or to conduct themselves with basic decorum on the House floor during the State of the Union,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said, referencing to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tearing up of President Trump’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
“I think it’s a sharp contrast, and America is watching. And they realize these are not the people that can be trusted with the reins of government when you’ve got a president who’s been delivering for families and has real results that benefit hardworking Americans,” Scalise added.
✅ Crushed jobs report
✅ Killed terrorist leader
✅ Acquitted for life
What a week for President Trump and America! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/LeJ8rBDAp7
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 7, 2020
President Trump, during his enthusiastic remarks at the White House on Thursday following his acquittal, vowed to help Republicans lawmakers get the majority back.
“I will say that you’re going to be Speaker of the House because of this impeachment hoax. I really believe it,” Trump said to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). “And I’m going to work hard on it. I’m going to try and get out to those Trump areas that we won by a lot. And you know, in ’18 we didn’t win.”
“We are going to win a lot of seats,” he added.
NOT YET TIRED OF WINNING! 🇺🇸
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 8, 2020