Former President Donald Trump is raking in the campaign cash.
Newsmax reports that Trump has raised more money than any ex-president in United States history.
That figure is over $82 million: that’s the amount of money that Trump raised during the first half of 2021. This information comes by way of Trump’s latest Federal Election Commission filings.
The $82 million, reportedly, came from 3.2 million contributions, which is about $25 per donation. Altogether, Trump is now said to have $102 million total in campaign funds.
What to do with it all?
As Trump has stated previously, a lot of that money will go toward helping pro-Trump Republicans get elected in the upcoming elections, particularly the 2022 midterms. But, what we are all most curious about is Trump’s own political future.
Trump has yet to officially announce his 2024 presidential candidacy. He, more or less, though, has made it clear that he will run.
Trump has stated that what has held him back from making the official announcement are campaign finance regulations that he has called “antiquated.”
“I can’t really because of campaign finance rules, regulations,” Trump has said. “It’s very complicated, very stiff, and frankly very antiquated if you want to know the truth.”
This week, Trump ally and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows revealed that Trump has been meeting with “cabinet members” at his New Jersey golf course. Meadows said that the group has been looking at “what does come next,” both in terms of 2022 and 2024.
Meadows made it clear that another presidential run by Trump is a virtual certainty. He said:
I’m not authorized to speak on behalf of the president, but I can tell you this, Steve: We wouldn’t be meeting tonight if we weren’t making plans to move forward in a real way, with President Trump at the head of that ticket.
Meadows also described Trump as “fully engaged, highly focused, and remaining on task,” with regard to 2024.
In sum, it appears that Trump and his team are gearing up for a run at the U.S presidency in 2024. And, with over $100 million in cash on hand and over 70 million voters on his side, there is certainly cause for hope for his supporters.