The re-election team of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, revealed on Thursday an impressive collection to finance his campaign, revealing the magnitude of the challenge facing Democratic rivals at the beginning of the election year.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Trump raised the staggering $ 46 million, even in the midst of the political scandal that unleashed a impeachment process against him driven by the Democratic opposition.
It was his best fundraising period, in a year he raised $ 143 million, the re-election team announced.RELATED
"Democrats and the media have been in a frantic mock recall and the president's campaign just got bigger and stronger with our best fundraising quarter," said Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale. , it's a statement.
"The president's war chest and the army of grassroots supporters make his reelection campaign an unstoppable monster," he said.
Trump was accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on December 18 by the House of Representatives controlled by Democrats. He must still be tried by the Senate, where he is expected to be acquitted since his Republican allies are a majority.
In the two days after the approval of the political trial by the lower house, Trump's campaign raised a whopping $ 10 million, according to a New York Post report retweeted Thursday by the president himself.
In the Democratic Party, fourteen White House candidates seek to keep the presidential nomination and challenge Trump at the polls on November 3. But none managed to raise as much money as the president.
Senator Bernie Sanders, however, announced a considerable figure on Thursday: more than $ 34.5 million harvested in the last quarter, the best result announced by a candidate for the Democratic primary in 2019.
Sanders, to the left of the party, is second in the polls of the internal Democrat, behind the former moderate vice president Joe Biden, who has not yet announced the amounts collected in the last quarter.
Sanders' team also said it exceeded five million individual donations, a figure that its previous presidential campaign did not exceed until March 2016.
Another moderate candidate, the youngest in the primaries, Pete Buttigieg, also announced very good results on Thursday: he received $ 24.7 million in the last quarter and 76 million total in the year. It is an impressive sum for this ex-military, openly declared homosexual and unknown to the general public a year ago.
Buttigieg, who until Wednesday was the mayor of the city of South Bend, Indiana, leads the polls in Iowa, the first state to vote for the Democratic primary on February 3.