Trump pledged to “self fund” his campaign. Well, he did and he didn’t.
Here’s the best breakdown of Trump’s campaign money we could find.
(From The Wall Street Journal)
Mr. Trump over the course of the campaign has frequently criticized his rivals for being beholden to special interests and corporations. Yet super PACs backing Mr. Trump have raised $33 million just from donors who wrote checks of $1 million or more, including four billionaires. Mr. Trump also gave a top donor, hedge-fund executive Robert Mercer, hefty influence within his campaign.
Mrs. Clinton has also won the backing of many wealthy donors: Her allied super PAC raised $180 million from donors writing checks of $1 million or more.
One area where Mr. Trump’s rhetoric has held up: Not a single federally registered lobbyist has raised a substantial amount for his campaign, while lobbyists have raised millions for Mrs. Clinton. Candidates are required to disclose when registered lobbyists raise more than $17,600 for their campaigns.