Will the astonishing amount be enough to silence the recent critics who declared just last month Donald Trump was not raising the kind of cash needed to defeat Hillary Clinton?
While those complaints were being leveled, Trump was raising a lot of cash for his campaign and the GOP. LOTS AND LOTS of cash…
Via the now egg-on-their-face, Washington Post:
“Donald Trump raised more than $26 million for his campaign and another $25 million in conjunction with the Republican National Committee in June, a hefty haul that his campaign hopes will put to rest anxieties in the party about his fundraising prowess.”
Word is, Trump’s July haul is already on a pace to eclipse the June mark.
It appears raising money won’t be a problem – just as Mr. Trump promised.
And in related campaign news, Team Trump is said to be huddling more often with possible Vice Presidential pick, Newt Gingrich in recent days. D.C. Whispers was the first to report of a Trump-Gingrich alliance several months ago, and since that time, those initial reports have been repeatedly substantiated.
Today, Trump is scheduled to appear onstage with Gingrich at a campaign rally in Ohio. The Trump camp has been watching how potential VP candidates perform onstage with the New York billionaire, an effort based largely upon Trump’s demand that he have a running mate who matches well with his own naturally combative personality.
Gingrich is among the very few politicos who has the stage presence to not be entirely overshadowed by the larger-than-life Donald Trump. The former House Speaker would also provide the kind of tactical D.C. abilities some suggest is sorely needed within the still largely “outsider” Trump campaign.
Word is that Gingrich has indicated he is very interested in the job of Vice President, but has already outlined some demands should he be chosen as Mr. Trump’s running mate. These demands center on his desire to be granted significant discretion in helping to run day-to-day workings of a Trump administration, namely being the primary link between the White House and Congress so that a Trump agenda has the best chance of actually being implemented.
In essence, Trump would provide the big picture outline, and it would be Gingrich who would then implement the details, a legislative operation very similar to what was incorporated during the Reagan-era.