After election records released Monday showed Republican Donald Trump’s fundraising dwarfed by Democrat Hillary Clinton’s, the New York businessman vowed to put up “unlimited” cash if need be.
In a statement released after the campaigns’ May FEC filings were made public, the campaign said it only hosted its first fundraising event on May 25 and promised June’s filing would show the fruits of the campaign’s first full month of “incredible” fundraising.
“If need be, there could be unlimited ‘cash on hand’ as I would put up my own money, as I have already done through the primaries, spending over $50 million dollars,” Trump said in the statement. “Our campaign is leaner and more efficient, like our government should be.”
Trump actually has poured about $46 million of his own wealth into the campaign, NBC News reported.
The FEC report showed Trump’s campaign took in $3 million in May, compared to Clinton raising $26.4 million. The presumptive GOP nominee’s campaign has just $1.29 million cash on hand compared to Clinton’s $42.5 million war chest.