Within the first 24 hours of his 2020 re-election launch in Orlando, Florida this past Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign pulled in $24.8 million, according to Fox News.
The figure exceeds the amount raised by any Democratic candidate in the entire first quarter and broke Trump’s own fundraising record as well.
More than $14 million was raised by the campaign itself, according to a Trump campaign official who spoke with the network, and another $10 million-plus more was raised by the joint-fundraising committees of Trump Victory and Trump MAGAC (Make America Great Again Committee).
But it’s not over till it’s over and there is still a long way to go until Election Day. The most recent Fox News Poll is showing former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of President Trump by 10 points. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is also leading the president, by nine points. Both are Democratic candidates.
Neither lead is fazing the president, who saw such numbers the last time around. This time, he has an economic track record to show he can make a difference, he says.
“Our economy is the envy of the world,” he told an audience Tuesday night to wild applause. “As long as you keep this team in place – we have a tremendous way to go – our future has never, ever looked brighter or sharper.”