Trump Says He’ll Write Campaign $10 Million Check Today, Won’t Commit To $100 Million Pledge (Updated)
In an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier that will air later this evening, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that he’s going to write his campaign a $10 million check today. At the same time, he wouldn’t commit to his pledge of giving $100 million of his own money.
This question comes on the heels of a FEC report that shows that the real estate mogul has only given $30,000 to his campaign this month. Overall, the total he’s personally contributed to his election effort stands at $56 million sans the pledge he made today.
It was noted on Twitter that Trump still has quite a bit to go to hit that $100 million mark and that we will see in the next couple of days if he actually gave the $10 million.
If Trump gave $10 million today, it would have to be disclosed within 48 hours.
And he'd still have to give $34 million to reach $100m. https://t.co/51LzIhzwRx
— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) October 28, 2016
According to the FEC, Hillary Clinton raised over $52 million in the first 19 days of October and had $62.4 million in cash on hand. Meanwhile, Trump only brought in $30.5 million and had roughly $16 million in the campaign coffers.
UPDATED 12:07 PM: The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump wired the funds to his campaign today.
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