With poll numbers saying he’s losing the popular vote, President Donald Trump certainly isn’t expecting his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, to overtake the contents of his war chest too.
Roughly four months before elections, both Trump and Biden camps report massive fundraising totals, with Biden’s campaign making $16 million more than the incumbent’s.
On Wednesday, the Trump camp reported gathering $266 million from April to June 30, noting they raised $131 million in June alone. Biden, on the other hand, announced gathering funds amounting to $282 million for the same period. His camp generated $141 million for the month of June.
Biden has been consistently overtaking Trump’s campaign fundraising. This is highly unusual since donor support is usually on the side of the incumbent.
Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden’s campaign manager, said, “It’s clear that voters are looking for steady leadership, experience, empathy, compassion, and character — and they’ll find all of these qualities in Vice President Joe Biden.”
Biden’s camp was also proud to say that their donors are mostly average Americans; ordinary folk who shelled out $34 to support Biden’s candidacy.
President Trump’s war chest has around $295 million in cash while Biden has yet to disclose how much he has. The full report will be available by July 20.
Earlier, state polls showed that Trump’s popularity continues to decline. American voters are said to be unhappy about how he has handled the coronavirus pandemic and the surge of protests against inequality and racial injustice.