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In a message sent out to supporters, the president’s campaign asked supporters to help Trump raise $2 million in 24 hours as a way to send a message to Democrats.
In the second quarter, Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $105 million combined.
The Trump-Pence campaign spent $7.9 million in digital advertising, direct mail and telemarketing over the past three months, as reported by The New York Times.
In the 2016 election, Trump raised about $350 million, compared with Hillary Clinton’s $585 million.
Meanwhile, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg outraised his 2020 Democratic rivals in the second quarter – at about $25 million. As previously reported by FOX Business, five of the Democratic candidates – including former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Vermont Sen. Sanders and Buttigieg – have largely pulled away from their rivals. Combined, those candidates raised nearly $100 million over the past three months.
The second round of Democratic debates is set to take place in Detroit next week.