Donald Trump has around $102 million cash on hand, new federal campaign filings made this weekend reveal, and the former president claimed he brought in $82 million in contributions in the first half of 2021.
According to WinRed, the GOP‘s main contribution site, Trump has raised far more money than any other Republican. He has also surpassed each of the party’s main three fundraising arms in donations.
‘Bringing the truth about the Rigged and Stolen 2020 election to light is critical to restoring faith in our election process and our country itself,’ Trump said in a Saturday statement on his massive fundraising. ‘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.’
‘I can’t imagine a more important time to elect good Republicans to the House and Senate,’ the former president continued. ‘Commonsense conservatives were never more badly needed. We must have people who will stand for our America First Agenda of lower taxes, fewer regulations, support the Second Amendment, strong Borders, honoring our vets, and are very tough on crime. The American people know what’s at stake.’
‘I will never stop fighting for Free and Fair elections, and to elect the right candidates.’
Donald Trump has around $102 million cash on hand, according to recent filings. He by far has outraised any other individual politicians, as well as the GOP’s top three fundraising arms
Although the statement from Trump’s Save America political action committee claimed $82 million was raised from January 1 to June 31, the figure appears to have included at least $23 million in transfers that was raised last year.
After Trump, the next-highest individual fundraiser among Republicans was Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. He is the sole black Republican in the Senate and delivered the GOP’s response to Biden’s first address to Congress in the spring.
Scott raised $7.8 million, according to the latest filings.
Trump’s PAC claims: ‘These fundraising numbers, coupled with tremendous support in so many other ways, show that President Trump’s supporters want him to continue the fight for the America First Agenda and the truth in the 2020 elections. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our constitutional republic.’
A day before the new numbers were released, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Trump has been meeting with ‘Cabinet members’ at his New Jersey golf club as he mulls another bid in 2024.
‘Well, we met with several of our cabinet members tonight. 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,’ Meadows told Newsmax’s Steve Cortes on Friday.
The former president’s close ally is holding meetings at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey as Trump and his team continue to look ahead to the 2022 and 2024 elections.
While Meadows claimed to be meeting with Cabinet members, he did not name anyone involved.
‘I’m not authorized to speak on behalf of the president, but I can tell you this Steve. We wouldn’t be meeting tonight if we weren’t making plans to move forward in a real way, with president Trump at the head of that ticket.’
He defended Trump’s failed endorsement in a Texas special election runoff insisting ‘the magic is still there.’ Adding that that Trump is ‘a president that is fully engaged, highly focused, and remaining on task.’
Mark Meadows said Friday that Trump is meeting with Cabinet members to discuss a Trump ticket at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
Meadows served as the 29th, and Trump’s final, White House chief of staff from 2020 to 2021
Trump has confirmed that he is seriously considering another presidential run and will announce if he is running for president again after the 2022 midterm races. He and his followers have also claimed that he would be reinstated as president in August.
Back in April, Trump said he is ‘100 per cent’ considering running for president in 2024 as he previewed he could tap Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate this time around.
‘Are you thinking about running again, Mr. President, in 2024?’ Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo asked Trump in a call-in interview.
‘Yes, 100 per cent,’ he quickly replied.
‘And the polls show that everybody wants me to do it,’ he added. ‘100 per cent I’m thinking about running and we will, I think, be very successful.’
When asked if Trump would consider running with DeSantis, he gave a glowing assessment of the Republican governor of Florida, where the former president now resides.
‘Well he’s a friend of mine,’ Trump said. ‘I endorsed Ron and after I endorsed him he took off as a rocket ship, he’s done a great job as governor.’
‘A lot of people like that – you know, I’m just saying what I read and what you read – they love that ticket. But certainly Ron would be considered, he’s a great guy,’ the former president said.
The former president had been telling people that he expected to be reinstated by August according to a report, after his original National Security Advisor Michael Flynn said a Myanmar-style coup ‘should happen.’
The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman commented on a CNN story that showed Trump supporters expressing support for a Myanmar-style coup to bring Trump back. ‘Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information),’ the journalist wrote on Twitter.
The Department of Homeland Security is concerned by the theory Trump will be reinstated as president in August and is monitoring extremist online communities for threats of violence, the agency’s top counterrorism official said in June.
Trump recently held the ‘Protect Our Elections’ event as his first rally since leaving office
Assistant secretary for counterterrorism John Cohen told the House Committee on Homeland Security that he was worried the heightened claims of election rigging and beliefs Trump will be back in office will lead to violence, Politico reported.
He was responding to the conspiracy theories sparked by reports from the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman and the National Review earlier this month that Trump is telling aides he could be back in the Oval Office by August.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has also been spreading the theory publicly and claims he is the source of the claims.
A seven-point plan of how to reinstate Donald Trump as president ‘in days, not years’ circulated at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas last month.
The so-called ‘Trump Card’ details that the former president’s best chances of retaking his seat in the Oval Office before the 2024 election is by getting him placed in the House Speakership post and ultimately leading Congress in impeaching and removing President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris from office.
On the ‘7-pt. plan to restore Donald J. Trump in days, not years,’ readers are prompted to visit a webpage for Patriots SOAR.