President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised a staggering amount of money this week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry into the president.
Trump’s campaign had received $15 million in small donations by Friday afternoon, which included donations from 50,000 new donors. The feat is significant because it happened it just three days.
UPDATE: We have now raised almost $15 million in small dollar donations (including 50,000 NEW donors) since @SpeakerPelosi started this impeachment charade 72 hrs ago! Unbelievable numbers!! Keep it going — you and the dems are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020! ????????????????
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 27, 2019
Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, announced Wednesday that the campaign had raised about $5 million from donors in all 50 states in the 24 hours following Pelosi’s announcement, including $1 million that was raised in the first three hours.
That means Trump’s campaign has raised an average of $5 million per day since Pelosi’s announcement.
According to Fox Business, Democrats’ impeachment push also proved to be a fundraising boon for the Republican Party as a whole. The National Republican Congressional Committee said Friday that online donations were up by more than 600 percent.
However, not all is well for Trump.
A NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll released this week showed that voter support for impeachment has increased significantly. The poll found support for impeachment has jumped to 49 percent while opposition for impeachment has fallen to 46 percent.
Author: Chris Enloe