Donald Trump, a man who measures his self-worth by the number in his bank account, just had to admit to his supporters that his campaign is officially broke as a joke. For a guy who believes his only qualification for being president is how successful he is at managing money, this is an unthinkable humiliation.
In an “emergency fundraising” email blasted out to his supporters, Trump’s campaign says it needs $100,000 today or they are screwed.
Right now we’re facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air,” the email said. “We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight.”
“Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we’re preparing to fight back,” it reads, adding that the campaign plans to attack Clinton over her role in Benghazi and the FBI probe into her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
Trump’s campaign, described variously as a “clown car,” a “shit show,” a “disaster,” and “rife with incompetence,” among other choice colorful descriptors has once again proven itself to be one of the worst run campaigns in modern American history. While Hillary Clinton has planned out and executed her campaign strategy with precision and experience, Trump only just recently accepted the fact that he may need money to run his campaign. He also has yet to appoint key campaign leaders because his two top advisers hate each other.
On top of everything else, a large portion of the GOP actively loathes Trump and getting big-time donors to fund the campaign of a man who spent the morning after the worst mass shooting in American history by congratulating himself is becoming impossible. Which leads to Trump’s desperate email plea to his rabid “Trump train” followers. If rational Republicans won’t help Trump raise money, maybe the “poorly educated” would.
Trump’s email comes just days after the Clinton campaign announced they would be rolling out a massive ad buy in swing states – including several historically right-leaning states that only became “swing” states after the Republican Party somehow let Donald Trump become its nominee. Broke and dysfunctional Team Trump has absolutely no way of answering these devastating attack ads.
Adding a hilarious twist to this otherwise cringeworthy situation, Donald Trump recently announced that he would not be following through on his offer to spend $1 billion of his own money on the campaign. The stingy candidate doesn’t even believe in himself enough to put his own money where his very big mouth is. That, I think, pretty much says it all.
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