Donald Trump Apparently Has A Serious Fundraising Problem

June 16, 2016 11:02 a.m.

Donald Trump isn’t really pulling his weight when it comes to dialing for dollars, according to a new report from Politico.

The report chronicles just how tenuous Trump’s relationship has become with the Republican National Committee, which he is relying on to help boost his shoestring campaign’s lack of organization and fundraising base.

Citing two anonymous sources familiar with the situation, Politico reported the RNC gave Trump a list of about 20 donor names to call, of which Trump allegedly called just three of the names before stopping. It was unclear from the report whether Trump ever followed up with the other donors on the list.

The Trump campaign wouldn’t comment on the record to Politico about its relationship to the RNC.

During the Republican primary race, Trump had relied heavily on earned media to bolster his campaign. He’d also earned some money from individual donors and loaned his campaign more than $35 million of his own money, according to a March report from NBC News.

In a general election against Hillary Clinton, however, most expect Trump to have to spend more time on donor outreach in order to make up ground.

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