The GOP presidential nominee had just $16 million left in his campaign coffers on Oct. 19, compared to Hillary Clinton’s $62 million. When the cash reserves of their joint fundraising committees are included, Clinton’s war chest grew to $153 million, while Trump’s totaled $68 million.
The real estate billionaire is nowhere close to personally donating $100 million to his bid as he has claimed he will, an assertion he repeated Thursday at a rally in Toledo. Even though Trump’s website and email appeals have been promising to double- or triple-match the donations of his supporters, Trump gave his campaign less than $31,000 in in-kind contributions in the first 19 days of October. That’s down from the $2 million in cash he had been contributing each month.
Trump’s total personal donations to his campaign now total $56.1 million…
An array of super PACs that have sought to bolster Trump’s bid have also struggled to raise money. While Clinton’s main super PAC hit a record $175 million in contributions this month, more than a dozen pro-Trump groups together were on track to hit less than $65 million in contributions by Oct. 19.