Donald Trump raises $50 million in gigantic fundraising


Former US President Donald Trump collected more than $50 million on Saturday during a fundraiser in Florida, a considerable windfall in the Republican candidate’s race for the White House against the current Democratic president, Joe Biden.

“It is clearer than ever that we have the message, the strategy and the money to propel President Trump to victory on November 5,” Trump’s campaign team said in a statement.

Before the start of the event, held in Palm Beach, the former president boasted that “this has been an incredible evening before it even started because people want to contribute to a cause aimed at giving back.” ‘America its greatness’.

The closed-door event “signals that some of the Republican Party’s biggest donors are rallying behind Donald Trump as the general election showdown with Biden shifts into high gear,” comments CNN.

At the end of March, Joe Biden raised $25 million during a big evening in New York, “a record” according to his campaign team. The event was attended by former Democratic Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

This Saturday, its rival announced a figure twice as high: more than $50.5 million, in a single evening initiated by billionaire John Paulson, one of the rare financiers to have taken advantage of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. thanks to his bets on the collapse of the real estate market.

In addition to wealthy businessmen and major party donors, the event saw the presence of some former rivals of Donald Trump in the Republican primaries, including Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Doug Burgum. According to American media, Donald Trump’s seat at the table costs $814,600.

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