Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
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Former President Donald Trump’s Political Action Committee has amassed a war chest of more than $ 85 million as he builds an operation to fight his enemies and potentially fuel another presidential campaign in 2024.
Save America, Trump’s lead PAC, goes into Q2 with that gigantic amount of cash, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter who refused to be named because the fundraising data was not released.
The PAC raised more than $ 30 million from late November through December and ended the past year at $ 31 million, according to Federal Election Commission records.
That person didn’t say how much the PAC raised in the first quarter, and noted that it does file disclosures every six months, which means the public will likely not see details of Trump’s fundraising until the summer. The grand total also excludes cash on hand for other Trump-related PACs, including the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.
Trump has considerable resources at his disposal to influence the 2022 midterm elections, in which Republicans will seek to gain a foothold in both the House and Senate. Democrats currently control both houses of Congress.
However, Trump has targeted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., And pledged to support “the GOP’s major competitors who are working to make America great again and our America-first policies.” The former president turned on McConnell after the Senator said Trump was responsible for the crowd of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Trump is expected to speak at the Republican National Committee’s spring retreat this weekend. He has not ruled out running again for president.
Meanwhile, Trump is embroiled in the battle between Republican lawmakers and corporations that have opposed a new law in Georgia that critics say will restrict voting. The former president falsely alleged widespread fraud cost him the 2020 presidential election in the state and called on Georgian officials to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory there.
“It’s finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back – we have way more people than them! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck . ” “Said Trump in a statement on Saturday.
Major League Baseball announced the day before that it would pull its all-star game out of Atlanta after Georgia’s latest electoral law was signed by Republican Governor Brian Kemp. MLB is reportedly moving the game to Colorado.
Trump’s $ 85 million donation also comes as he reportedly tries to build his own social media network after being banned from both Twitter and Facebook.