Jul 15, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump's fundraising falls in first half of 2022

Former President Trump speaks at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on July 8 in Las Vegas. Photo: Bridget Bennett/Getty Images

Former President Trump raised about $36 million in the first half of 2022, the lowest amount since he left the White House, the Washington Post reports, citing federal filings.

The big picture: This places Trump behind another potential contender in the 2024 presidential race, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who raised about $45 million in the same six-month period, the Post reported.

Driving the news: The former president's fundraising committee brought in $17 million this quarter, bringing the half-year total to $36 million, per the Post.

Why it matters: This is the first time since Trump left office that his six-month fundraising numbers have dropped below $50 million, according to the Post.

  • Between January and June 2021, Trump brought in about $56 million. He raised another $51 million between July and December 2021.
  • The Post noted that these numbers do not include donations made to Trump's Save America PAC.
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