It has long been known that the GOP has had it with Donald Trump…and now, Donald Trump has had it with the GOP.
According to an exclusive in The Washington Post, Donald Trump’s campaign has decided to end its high-dollar fundraising operation, cutting off the flow of cash to the Republican Party. According to Trump’s national finance chairman Steven Mnuchin, Trump Victory, the joint fundraising committee between the GOP and the campaign, last held a fundraiser on October 19, the day of the final presidential debate.
Mnuchin said, “We’ve kind of wound down. But the online fundraising continues to be strong.” The RNC only receives 20 percent of the money Trump raises online, while the party receives a “vast majority” of the money that would come through a joint fundraising committee. Mnuchin claimed that Trump no longer needs high-dollar fundraising efforts because his campaign is bolstered by internet donations.
From The Post:
While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is headlining her last fundraiser Tuesday night in Miami, her campaign has scheduled 41 other events between now and Nov. 3 featuring high-profile surrogates such as her daughter, Chelsea, running mate Tim Kaine and the entertainer Cher, according to a schedule sent to donors this weekend.
Mnuchin said the Trump campaign decided to keep the candidate’s final weeks focused on taking his message to the voters in person rather than on raising money. There may be a handful of events in coming days featuring Trump surrogates, including his son Donald Jr., according to people familiar with the internal discussions. But Mnuchin said “there is virtually nothing planned.”