In late January, many Republican donors left a presentation by the Trump reelection campaign anxious and unassuaged: many felt that the campaign had not learned from the 2018 midterms and that the President lacked a strategy and the personal discipline to win in 2020.
According to a Monday Politico report, they also worry that Trump has no plan to win back areas in the Rust Belt that swung to Democrats during the midterms and that his fundraising machinery will be insufficient. Many of them believe that he can’t rely solely on small donors and his personal wealth this go around, and will need supporters with big pockets to get him over the finish line.
Some donors are also fretting because Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, has little experience in running a presidential campaign.
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