President Donald Trump is only on his first few months in office yet his 2020 reelection bid is off to a hot start as his supporters' fundraising campaign has already raised $13.2 million for the first quarter of this year alone.
The amount was collected by three committees- Donald J. Trump for President, Trump Victory, and Trump Make America Great Again Committee. Roughly 80% of the $13.2 million raised came from small, online donations.
The figures came from federal records filed Friday night with the Federal Elections Committee
(FEC) and obtained by Politico.
The FEC report for the three Trump committees said much of the money are from merchandise sold during Trump's inauguration and early presidency. The groups spent around $4.7 million on hats, T-shirts, mugs and stickers.
The committees have also collectively spent roughly $2.7 million on fundraising and other activities including $1.6 million to the web design and digital media company run by Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale.
The committees reported to have bank deposits of around $16 million for the first quarter of the year.
The Republican National Committee also confirmed earlier this month that it had raised $41.3 million for the first quarter this year. The group also said that majority of the funds raised came from small online donors, the same voters who helped Trump win the presidency. The effort was said to have brought in tens of thousands of new donors.
The RNC has yet to file a report with the FEC as of Saturday.
A day before he was inaugurated as the 45th President of the U.S., The Goldwater reported
( http://www.thegoldwater.com/news/1091-Looking-Ahead-Trump-Unveils-His-2020-Winning-Reelection-Slogan) that Trump revealed in a media interview that he already has a working campaign slogan for his 2020 reelection bid. It's none other than Keep America Great! That's how confident he is that he will succeed in his promise to Make America Great Again during his first four-year term.
So happy was Trump with his new campaign slogan for the reelection bid that during the interview, he called in his lawyer to instruct right there and then to have the slogan trademarked for him already.
Trump said he was also behind the #MAGA slogan, something he thought of as early as 2012. He also had that slogan trademarked. And we now know how far that slogan has taken him- all the way to the White House. The #MAGA battle cry also resonated with voters who were left frustrated with how things stand in the country after 8 years under Obama.
Trump also specified that the Keep America Great! trademark should not forget the exclamation point, perhaps for emphasis and greater energy.