Can Trump Hit $1B Fundraising Gold?

Anthony Scaramucci, who joined Donald Trump’s finance committee, weighed in on efforts to build Republican Party unity behind Trump’s candidacy and the fundraising goals for the campaign.

On efforts to get Republican unity behind Donald Trump’s candidacy, Scaramucci said, “Paul Ryan is a terrific person and a great leader and he said something that is super meaningful: ‘I don’t want sugar-coated unity, I want a real unity.’ And I think Donald Trump is a dealmaker, so he is synthesizing now.”

As Trump establishes his campaign finance team, Scaramucci then discussed the hiring of investment banker-turned-Hollywood producer Steve Mnuchin as his national finance chairman.

“He [Trump] hired Steve Mnuchin, who I think is an all-star talented person, he can play any position,” the SkyBridge Capital Founder told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.

Scaramucci then explained how they came to the decision over the campaign’s fundraising goals.

“I think he needs a half a billion. When Donald and I were talking about it I said a half a billion and I gave him the reasons why. Steve set a goal of $1 billion, and so listen, we’re going to do everything we can to get to that billion dollar number. That’s what Governor Romney and President Obama raised in 2012,” Scaramucci said.

Trump may be off to a solid start, on Friday, billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson endorsed Trump in a Washington Post Op-Ed. Adelson is chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS).

Anthony Scaramucci is a contributor to FOX Business Network (FBN) and Fox News Channel (FNC). He is also the co-host of Wall Street Week, which airs on Fridays at 8PM/ET.