According to reports filed Thursday night with the Federal Election Commission, Trump donated just $31,000 to his campaign during the first three weeks of this month, bringing his self-funding total to $56.1 million for the campaign. Trump, who has often bragged about not being beholden to special interests, previously said he was ready to spend at least $100 million of his own money during the presidential race.
Said Trump's most proficient mouthpiece, Kellyanne Conway, on Fox News:
“He will continue to make investments into his campaign including in these last 11 days"…. When pressed on whether Trump would write a check on Friday, Conway responded, "He may. We’ll see what happens today."
No need for us to wait, Kellyanne. From Bloomberg Businessweek:
Despite Trump’s claim that he doesn’t believe the polls, his San Antonio research team spends $100,000 a week on surveys … and has sophisticated models that run daily simulations of the election. The results mirror those of the more reliable public forecasters—in other words, Trump’s staff knows he’s losing. Badly.
And so, of course, does Trump. Bigly.
Compared to actual billionaires he may be a pisspoor businessman, but he is competent enough to know not to pour his perfectly good money into a rathole.
Well, he's dumber than I thought. "Donald Trump made a $10 million wire transfer to his campaign on Friday morning, according to the Wall Street Journal."