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Trump is Killing It With Small-Dollar Campaign Donations

This week, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) suggested on MSNBC that there was a good reason to pursue impeachment against President Trump, even if he will ultimately be exonerated in the Senate. Green, who has been pushing for impeachment since the first day of Trump’s presidency, said that once Trump has been impeached in the House, he will be radioactive to the wealthy campaign donors who were once willing to spend millions to support him.

Now, putting aside the smarminess that is Green admitting that impeachment is nothing more than a political ploy, you have to wonder how sound that strategy really is. For one, we kind of doubt that wealthy Republican donors will be put off by an obvious witch-hunt-style impeachment by the Democrats. Second, if you take a look at the latest Federal Election Commission figures, it doesn’t appear that Trump is relying all that much on the rich and powerful.

From Fox News:

Sixty-one percent of money raised directly by the Trump campaign this election cycle came from small donors (donations under $200), according to Federal Election Commission figures.

That is similar to the proportion Trump raised during the 2016 election cycle, when 65 percent of donations were under $200. And this is dramatically higher than previous Republican nominees. Mitt Romney raised 26 percent of his direct contributions from small donations in 2012, and John McCain raised 25 percent from small donations in 2008.

Campaign finance analysts say the data indicates grassroots enthusiasm for Trump’s populist message.

“Democrats have traditionally been the party that has benefited the most from cultivating a small donor base,” Alex Baumgart, individual contributions researcher at the Center for Responsive Politics, which runs the donation database OpenSecrets.com, told Fox News.

Not only is Trump destroying previous Republicans when it comes to garnering small-dollar donations, he’s absolutely crushing the Democratic field. Despite everything you may hear about all the “momentum” belonging to the left as we head into the 2020 elections, a simply comparison of monetary figures belies the truth. Trump has raised more than all five top Democratic contenders put together.

Now granted, someone on the left could catch fire one of these days and really take off. But until that day comes, Trump is running away with this thing. His rallies are jam-packed arenas, full of enthusiasm and passion; the Democrats are playing to half-empty fairground sets in Cornhusk, Iowa. He’s got the money, he’s got the grassroots, and he’s got the biggest social media following in politics. Tell us how this ends with a Trump loss next November?

We know, we know: Don’t get cocky.

But things are looking very, very good.

What do you think?

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  1. A Major down turn is now a real possibility. If the US goes into a recession we could see 7,000+ point drop in the DOW. Trump’s trade war with China has hit a brick wall. If China sits tight and lets talks breakdown we are all in trouble.

    Remember what happen when Bush left office, it could happen again and if it does what’s the chances that Trump would be reelected?

    Check out: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/recession-worries-trump-china.html

    • Another negative doomsday thinker. A negative attitude is like a flat tire. You will not get far until you change it. Allenhip: You are forgetting one thing. A recession if it happens, will be the cause of the phony FED, not Trump. Research it. Trump supporters are not as dumb as you think. Ken Bossone A.K.A. Mr. Positive
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        • The USA has enough gold in Fort Knox alone to cover that $1.17 Trillion dollar bill and more…then the Chinks are in a WORLD of hurt because of loss of leverage going into a trade talks…in other words the US could tell them to take all of their shit and stick it up their ass…The Chinks know their ass has been had by President Trump, their people are set to revolt(see: HongKong)and this time it will be all or nothing for the XI government to put down…Let’s face it China seen this coming and prayed to every god in their manta and pantheon they would never see the day a Donald J. Trump Presidency arrived…well, damn it, it did, and just like the Democrat/Liberals he is scaring the shit out of them…YEAH, sit tight China, Americans are going to be opening up markets in India, Pakistan, European Union that you’ve held sway over for years, because of US deference to your “currency manipulating” government…Good Luck with your demands though!

          PS…hope you like your gold melted, its still gonna be a sight to see when you try and eat it!!!

  2. Look around there are Help Wanted signs all over. The Economy is good except in the Democrat areas where they raised the minimum wage. Some areas have a $25.00 per hr. minimum wage. Who wants to pay exorbitant prices for a hamburger and other commodities.

  3. The Real American people are NOT intimidated by the hate groups, NOT intimidated by trash talking Socialist/Communist who have no respect for themselves or country. We are the soldiers, coal miners, small business owners, factory workers, car salesman and Fathers and Mothers who are working and doing their best to raise families in a country they love. All the phony hoax against a fellow citizen was Nothing but a slap in the face to all Americans.
    Sanders, Booker, Harris, Warren, Steyer’s, buttgig and the rest taking Americans as fools, with their Free, Free and Free everything, freeing half the criminals, how idiotic and reckless. Lets put rapist back on our streets, murderers in halfway houses or child molesters. Vote Trump and save our country.

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