— Brad Parscale (@parscale) July 1, 2020
HUGE fundraising for @realDonaldTrump in June!
Record $131M - eclipsing any single month in 2016
Record $266M in Q2
$295M cash on hand
$947M total raised
Americans voting with their wallets, supporting the President.https://t.co/l4xr9yhtEK
Parscale ― who has reportedly faced increasing pressure from Trump following a disastrous rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month ― also bragged that the campaign had $295 million in cash on hand.
The revelation prompted many Twitter users to rhetorically ask what the $652 million difference has been spent on, given that Trump continues to fall further behind presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in national polls.
Some tweeters noted that top Trump campaign officials have reportedly raked in millions of dollars for their work. Parscale’s companies alone have been paid $38.9 million by the campaign, according to a HuffPost analysis. Other Twitter users highlighted how Biden, whose campaign had $82 million in the bank at the end of May, has now out-fundraised Trump for two months straight.
The Trump campaign addressed some of its spending in a fundraising announcement on its website, revealing that it was “investing unprecedented sums into powering the largest field program and data operation in Party history.” The campaign said it has also hired 300 more field staffers.
That did nothing to stop the snark on Twitter, though:
Take a closer look at these numbers.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 2, 2020
Using Parscale’s figures, the Trump Campaign:
- raised $681 million before Q2
- had already spent $652 mil of it
That’s insane. They’re burning huge bonfires of money *and* falling further behind. pic.twitter.com/QM62howSiJ
You've already spent well over half of what you've raised & Trump only continues to...