Donald Trump to Deliver 'Big Speech' Against Hillary Clinton

Pablo Tucker
June 22, 2016

Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that he is struggling to rally fellow Republicans as new fundraising reports show him badly lagging Hillary Clinton in campaign cash. Hillary Clinton, his presumptive Democratic challenger, reported having $42 million on hand last month.

Trump downplayed the fundraising gap in an interview with Fox News, on the heels of his decision to fire campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Clinton referenced several controversial comments Trump has made in the past about issues including minimum wage, and pay equality for women.

"We're going in a different direction because this is now different", Trump said on Today.

"The same people he's trying to get to vote for him are the people he's been exploiting for years", she said, pointing to reports that Trump routinely stiffed contractors because he could get away with it. "We can't let him bankrupt America like we are one of his failed casinos".

While Trump raised $60 million from all sources from the beginning of his campaign until April 2016, Hillary Clinton's super PACs alone raised almost $84 million, according to OpenSecrets.

When Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was added to the poll question, Clinton received 42%, Trump 36%, and Johnson had 7%.

But Trump still insists that the campaign is in good shape, repeatedly defending himself on morning broadcasts on Tuesday.

Neither Trump nor his party saw an immediate fundraising boost last month, even though he emerged victorious on May the 4th after a primary contest once crowded with 16 opponents.

The candidate's poll numbers have slumped, criticism from Republican officials has continued unabated and rumors of a rebellion at the national convention have swirled.

A war chest of just over $1 million is about what would be expected of a small congressional campaign in an off-year election; indeed, 121 members of Congress now have more money than Trump. The Democratic candidate has spoken about her Methodist faith many times, including lengthy comments about her views on Christianity and the Bible at an Iowa event earlier this year.

Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump would repeal Wall Street and consumer protection reforms implemented after the 2008 financial crisis and she pledged to veto any such moves if elected.



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