Jul 2, 2019

Trump campaign and RNC bring in $105 million in 2nd quarter

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President Trump's 2020 campaign and the RNC pulled in a combined $105 million fundraising haul during 2019's second quarter, reports the New York Times.

Why it matters: The huge amount is "a testament to the more professional operation that [Trump's] campaign has been running" for this cycle, writes the Times, which notes that the president used personal money to supplement his 2016 campaign.

By the numbers:

  • Trump and his committees brought in $54 million, while the RNC raised $51 million, though Trump's campaign declined to say the total number of individual donors who contributed.
  • Trump's campaign received more online donations during the second quarter of 2019 than it did in the first half of 2018.

The big picture: To put Trump's fundraising in context, during 2011's second quarter, President Obama's re-election campaign raised $47 million and the DNC brought in $38 million.

  • The only 2020 Democrat to release second-quarter fundraising totals so far is Pete Buttigieg, whose campaign said he pulled in $24.8 million, a staggering sum for a candidate who was barely known at the beginning of the cycle.

What's next: The FEC will disclose all presidential candidates' second-quarter fundraising by its July 15 deadline.

Go deeper: Track every 2020 candidate's Q1 fundraising totals

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 855,007 — Total deaths: 42,032 — Total recoveries: 176,714.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 186,265 — Total deaths: 3,810 — Total recoveries: 6,910.
  3. Business updates: Should you pay your rent or mortgage during the coronavirus pandemic? Find out if you are protected under the CARES Act.
  4. Public health updates: More than 400 long-term care facilities across the U.S. report patients with coronavirus — Older adults and people with underlying health conditions are more at risk, new data shows.
  5. Federal government latest: President Trump said the next two weeks would be "very painful" on Tuesday, with projections indicating the virus could kill 100,000–240,000 Americans. The White House and other institutions are observing several models to help prepare for when COVID-19 is expected to peak in the U.S.
  6. U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt: Captain of nuclear aircraft carrier docked in Guam pleaded with the U.S. Navy for more resources after more than 100 members of his crew tested positive.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths

President Trump said at a press briefing on Tuesday that the next two weeks in the U.S. will be "very painful" and that he wants "every American to be prepared for the days that lie ahead," before giving way to Deborah Birx to explain the models informing the White House's new guidance on the coronavirus.

Why it matters: It's a somber new tone from the president that comes after his medical advisers showed him data projecting that the virus could kill 100,000–240,000 Americans — even with strict social distancing guidelines in place.

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Paying rent in a pandemic

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For many people who've lost jobs or income because of the coronavirus pandemic, tomorrow presents a stressful decision: Do you pay your rent or mortgage?

Why it matters: The new CARES Act that was signed by President Trump on Friday protects homeowners and renters who are suffering from the response to the coronavirus pandemic — but it's not “a one-size-fits-all policy rulebook,” a congressional aide tells Axios.

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