Donald Trump’s political committees raised $82 million in the first half of 2021 and had $102 million in the bank, federal data revealed.
Despite being banned from major social media platforms, the former president still raised nearly as much as Democrats and fellow Republicans in the first six months of 2021.
Federal Election Commission records show the Democratic National Committee raised $87.1 million in the first half of 2021. The Republican National Committee raised $85 million between January 1 and June 30 according to Open Secrets, a nonpartisan and nonprofit research group.
Funds toward Trump’s Save America campaign are paid separately to the broader GOP campaign according to Politico.
The former president raised more than $62 million, and spent slightly over $3 million as of June 30. Of the $3.2 million spent, a $1 million donation went to the America First Policy Institute–a nonprofit involved in a lawsuit against Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter and other big tech giants.
According to The Blaze, some of the cash could be spent on the 2022 midterm elections to help ‘America First’ GOP candidates in the Republican primaries.
Republicans hope to regain control of the House and Senate at the next federal election on Nov. 8, 2022. BL understands Trump’s popularity and convening power could help the GOP win the necessary seats.
The former president expressed gratitude for all of his supporters.
“On behalf of the millions of men and women who share my outrage and want me to continue to fight for the truth, I am grateful for your support,” he said in a statement shared on Twitter. “I cannot imagine a more important time to elect good Republicans to the House and Senate. Commonsense conservatives were never more badly needed.”
NEW!— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) August 1, 2021
President Donald J. Trump announced today his affiliated political committees raised nearly $82 Million during the period between January 1st and June 30th, 2021, from 3.2 million contributions. The committees have approximately $102 Million cash on hand. pic.twitter.com/IxLrTNK2VN
Trump has not yet officially announced whether he will run for president in 2024. His entourage will only confirm it is planning and meeting about the future of the United States.
Mark Meadows revealed the former president met with “cabinet members” at his golf club in Bedminister, N.J.
“We met with several of our cabinet members,” the former White House chief of staff said according to Newsmax’s “Cortes & Pellegrino.” “We actually had a follow-up member-meeting with some of our cabinet members, and as we were looking at that. We were looking at what does come next.”
Although Meadows would not confirm Trump’s 2024 tilt for presidency, he strongly suggested it is a possibility.
“I am not authorized to speak on behalf of the president but I can tell you this,” he said. “We would not be meeting tonight if we were not making plans to move forward in a real way, with President Trump at the head of that ticket.”