It’s unfortunate that the establishment endorsed Hillary Clinton and her Democratic supporters went to the extent of spending a whopping $1.2 billion in her second failed attempt race to the White House-breaking the record for the largest amount of money ever spent by a presidential candidate in the history of the American politics.
President elect Donald Trump spent half of what Hillary Clinton spent, this is according to a New York Post. Mr. Trump only spent $600 million. The president-elect made remarks back in June in which he emphasized that no one needs more than $1 billion to become president of the U.S. as he added that he doesn't have to raise such huge amount to win the White House since he already had the wide coverage from the free press.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign was mistaken in thinking that it could buy votes from the American citizens by doubling Trump’s expenditure in the intense presidential campaign. Her campaign spent $131.8 million in the final weeks only while by the end of November she had finished with about $839,000.
The president-elect’s team spent $94.5 million in the home stretch which took place from Oct.20 to Nov.28 and had $7.6 million as balance.
This amounts presented include all spending by the campaigns, party committees, and PACs. Trump had promised that he would self-fund his campaign with $100 million. Trump had said that he would give his campaign the $100 million as part of his self-funding strategy. However, he did not do that. Mr. Trump the aggressive business man only gave $66 million based on reports from FEC documents.
Compared to the previous presidents, Hillary Clinton spent more than President Barack Obama in both of his campaigns in 2008 and 2012. However, Trump spent less than Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.