President Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his re-election campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course of months, Republican Party Chairperson Ronna McDaniel said in a tweet Wednesday 19th June.
She declared that it was proof that "enthusiasm across the country for this president is unmatched and unlike anything we've ever seen."
Trump's massive haul is a demonstration of the power of incumbency, underscoring simmering Democratic worries they are not doing enough to prepare for the matchup with Trump. It is also a sign that Trump's fundraising operation is already in high gear at a time when many Democratic donors have yet to engage and their party contends with a sprawling primary that has drawn more than 20 candidates.
Many Democratic White House candidates have hyped their fundraising pulls in the 24 hours after launching their campaign. Former Vice President Joe Biden reported a $6.3 million haul in the first 24 hours, former Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke took in $6.1 million and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reported $5.9 million.
Trump beat all three combined, including the front-runner Biden, whom he bested by nearly fourfold.