Financial disclosures published on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website late last night revealed something amazing: Donald Trump’ sham campaign had only $1.3 million in cash on hand at the beginning of June.
In comparison, the Clinton campaign had over $42 million in cash on hand at the beginning of June. Trump’s $1.3 million is less money than most members of Congress have on hand. It’s less than many state-level candidates have on hand. Trump’s campaign has less money on hand than Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. Trump doesn’t even have enough money to run for mayor.
You get the point.
Trump’s pathetic fundraising operation and non-existent campaign may be even more concerning to Republicans after learning what he’s spending the money on.
Trump is spending a significant amount on his own businesses which I’m told is actually legal.
The over $700,000 Trump’s campaign spent on renting space at Trump Tower in May is more than double his total payroll, which was slightly over $318,000. Trump also spent over $420,000 renting the Mar-a-Lago, which is his resort. Trump’s campaign has also been paying TAG Air, a company owned by Trump, for use of his planes and helicopter.
In addition to numerous payments to Trump’s businesses, Trump himself also appears on the payroll of the campaign.
Some have speculated that the $94 spent at the Trump Tower Cafe by the campaign includes the infamous Taco Bowl.