Washington, July 6: Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, raised USD 51 million in June for his campaign, an improvement over his May collections but still much less than his Democratic party opponent Hillary Clinton's June haul.
Of these USD 51 million, USD 26 million were raised through digital and small donations. Another USD 25 million came through 22 fund-raising events throughout the country. This includes the last week of May, when Trump officially kicked off his fund raising efforts.
Trump, the billionaire from New York, had self-funded his campaign during the primary elections. According to the Trump campaign, the donation of USD 26 million was made possible with over 400,000 supporters.
As many as 94 per cent of the supporters donated under USD 200, the Trump campaign said. "The first email solicitation, which contained an unprecedented USD 2 million match from Donald Trump, exceeded our goal, collecting over USD 3 million in contributions in one day," the campaign said.
In addition, Trump personally contributed USD 3.8 million to the campaign this month. "The results from this month show the enthusiastic movement the campaign has created. People want to invest in a better future for America and make America great again! The campaign very much appreciates the broad support," said the Trump campaign in a statement.
"We just started our fund-raising efforts in the last week of May and we are extremely pleased with the broad-based support in the last five weeks for the Trump Campaign and Trump Victory. We want to thank our many volunteers and contributors that are committed to electing Trump as President in November," said Steven Mnuchin, Trump for President Finance chairman.
The June collections of Trump campaign saw a dramatic uptick over May when the Trump campaign was able to raise a meagre amount of USD 3 million and the Republican National Committee raised about USD 11 million.
In comparison, Clinton raised almost USD 70 million in June for her campaign and Democratic partners, her campaign announced last week.