By Jack Phillips
“That’s just in 48 hours, so two days, $5 million dollars a day,” Tim Murtaugh, the official, told The Hill on Friday. “The president’s reelection campaign gets bigger and stronger.”
When “Democrats in the media” get “into a frenzy like they did on Wednesday” with impeachment, “we collect more data,” Murtaugh remarked. He added: “We have greater interaction with the voters and we raise more money.”
Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, declared on Twitter Wednesday night: “Incredible fundraising numbers! @realDonaldTrump has raised over 5M dollars (still growing) today as Americans use their wallet to show support against @SpeakerPelosi’s impeachment hoax!”
At the same time, Fox News reported that the Republican National Committee (RNC) experienced its most successful fundraising month ever in November: The RNC currently has about $63.2 million in cash and marks the most cash it has had on hand since right before the 2012 election.
“Democrats’ baseless impeachment charade has only served to bolster our base and attract more voters to our cause and the result is another record-breaking fundraising month,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told the network. “President Trump’s policies made historic progress this month as well, with USMCA clearing another legislative hurdle, paid-family leave secured for federal employees, and 266,000 jobs added to the economy—all while Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment sham droned on.”
She continued: “Voters will make their voices heard by re-electing President Trump and voting for Republicans up and down the ballot in 2020.”
Trump and his Republican allies have downplayed the impeachment efforts—noting that the Senate still has to hold a trial to convict him.
On the night of his impeachment, the president told a crowd of rally-goers in Michigan that it didn’t “feel like” he was even impeached. On Thursday, Trump told reporters that “I don’t feel like I’m being impeached because it’s a hoax.”
Trump and the RNC have raised some $125 million in the third quarter, well-exceeding Democrats’ fundraising totals.
In contrast, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a Democratic presidential hopeful, raised $25.3 million in the third quarter—the highest among Democratic candidates, as reported by Reuters.
Fundraising totals are closely watched to determine whether campaigns are collecting the money required to be competitive. Candidates must file detailed fundraising reports quarterly to the Federal Election Commission.
The House voted to impeach President Trump in a partisan vote on Wednesday night, with a few Democrats dissenting. The articles will then be passed to the Senate, where the trial will begin, although Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has not confirmed when her caucus will transmit them.