President Donald Trump's campaign committee has reportedly raised millions in donations for 2020
The Donald J Trump for President Inc campaign committee has raised around £5.7 million ($7.1 million) in the first three months of 2017, according to reports allegedly filed with the US Federal Election Commission on Friday.
The Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint venture between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC), has also reportedly collected more than £7.8 million ($9.8 million) in total receipts.
While Trump Victory – which includes the Trump campaign, the RNC and 11 state parties – received about £53,506 ($67,000) during the same period.
President Trump has not confirmed whether he will seek re-election in 2020
It is said most of the billionaire fundraising comes from small donations, rather than wealthy donors, indicating the President’s “average American” base will be key to his alleged re-election campaign.
More than £2.4 million ($3 million) of individual contributions were new donations between the January 1 and March 31 filing window, according to the report.
Many of the donations have allegedly been made specifically for the 2020 primary race, which will decide whether Mr Trump will be nominated the Republican candidate for the Presidential general election later that year.
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The figures come despite no official confirmation from the President whether he will seek re-election in 2020.
The Republican’s campaign committee has also spent about £5 million ($6.3 million) during the same period.
This spending reportedly includes giving more than £50,300 ($70,000) to pay the campaign committee's manager, Michael Glassner.
More than £31,900 ($40,000) was reportedly paid to John Pence, Vice President Mike Pence's nephew, who serves as the committee's deputy executive director.