The Democrats’ impeachment of President Trump has backfired spectacularly in more ways than one. For starters, it’s helping his poll numbers in swing states—you know, the states that will decide the 2020 election, and it’s been great for his fundraising. In fact, on Sunday, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale revealed that over the previous week the campaign had brought in over $10 million.
“While Dems continue their political theater … @realDonaldTrump has been crushing it!” Parscale tweeted.
Raised 10MM+ = Greater than $10,000,000 in donations in one week. 🤔
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) December 15, 2019
As the Daily Caller noted, “many of the Democratic primary candidates failed to raise $10 million in the entire third quarter of 2019,” and only four managed to over that amount. “Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $19.1 million in the third quarter of 2019, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $25.3 million, former Vice President Joe Biden raised $15.7 million, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised $24.6 million.”
Let’s put it another way: In a single week, Trump raised at least 40 percent of what any of his rivals can raise in an entire quarter. This kind of fundraising power means he’ll have a war chest many times bigger than his general election rival, and that will be crucial.
And some of the thanks can go right to the Democrats!
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis