Trump campaign donations reach peak high with $1million in just a day after Mueller report release
Campaign COO Michael Glassner said that the campaign witnessed a 250 percent increase in donations in just one day
President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign saw $1million in donations in just a day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report did not establish any collusion. Mueller was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential elections in an attempt to influence a Trump win.
The campaign's COO, Michael Glassner, while talking to The New York Post on Friday said that the campaign witnessed a 250 percent increase in donations in just one day, and that it was a direct consequence of the Mueller report.
"The release of the full Mueller report directly led to the campaign raising more than $1 million," he said. "Relative to our recent daily average, the Mueller news drove a 250 percent increase in fundraising from grassroots donors. Now it's time to investigate the investigators."
Trump's campaign so far has raised over $40 million and has set a goal of raising at least $1billion by the time the elections open next year. Reports state that most of Trump's re-election campaign funds have come from the first quarter in 2019, when he raised at least $30 million and had already raised $10 million as the year started.
The majority of the donations made in Q1 were $200 or less and reports state that the president's fundraising has surpassed other candidates running in the 2020 polls on both sides of the aisle.
The second highest amount has been raised by Democratic contender Bernie Sanders who has raised at least $18 million, while Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is also running against Trump has raised $11 million so far.
Trump supporters have interpreted Mueller's report as a huge endorsement for his re-election campaign considering it found no collusion. However, the report has not exonerated the president and states 11 instances where Trump possibly obstructed justice, with one instance of him attempting to remove Mueller from the probe.