Politics Donald Trump's political committees raise $82 million so far in 2021
The Internet’s Most Aggrieved Influencer
The most furious and oddly compelling of the Trumps is developing a personal brand as a victim of the platform he loves.With more than half a million likes, the post received about nine times the engagement of one of Trump Jr.’s typical posts, according to data from CrowdTangle—a fact suggesting, in itself, that the meme’s premise was unfounded. “I wasn’t sure if the info in the image was correct and based on the amount of engagement this post got, it looks like it isn’t,” Trump Jr. clarified in an update to the caption. “Still, like many conservatives, I’ve seen a huge unexplained drop in engagement over the past few months on here.” This probably did not surprise his 4.
Donald Trump has not yet said whether he'll run for president in 2024, but he's already raising a huge war chest in case he does.
The former president said on Saturday night that his affiliated political committees raised "nearly $82 million" in the first six months of 2021.
The committees now have a total of $102 million on hand.
The money will also come in handy in the midterm elections in 2022, where he could pump tens of millions of dollars into a quest to take back the House and Senate from Democrats.
Progressives Mark 12 Years Since Last Federal Minimum Wage Hike, Blast 'Starvation' Pay
"$15 an hour is the floor," the Congressional Progressive Caucus tweeted Saturday, even as $7.25 has been in place since 2009.Congress last raised the federal minimum wage to its current level of $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since then, inflation has increased substantially while the lowest-paid workers in the country continue to earn the same amount they did more than a decade ago. This is the longest period the country has gone without the federal minimum wage increasing since it was first implemented in 1938.
Trump repeated his baseless claims of a "rigged and stolen" election in a press release announcing the fundraising total.
"I can’t imagine a more important time to elect good Republicans to the House and Senate. Commonsense conservatives were never more badly needed," he said in the statement. "We must have people who will stand for our America First Agenda of lower taxes, fewer regulations, support the Second Amendment, strong Borders, honoring our vets, and are very tough on crime."
The former president has remained very popular among his base in the first six months of the Biden administration.
ABC News' John Santucci contributed to this report.
Cuomo trashed Trump for years, but critics, including Democrats, say they’re cut from the same cloth .
What has long been the resume of Donald Trump is now the curriculum vitae of Andrew Cuomo. Pot, meet kettle. Shoe, say hello to the other foot. When Cuomo was riding high on the waves of pandemic popularity, such comparisons seemed almost anathema. © Associated Press New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump. (Associated Press/)But since the governor has been called on the carpet as an alleged serial sexual harasser, pointing out the similarities between Cuomo and the former president of the United States is almost second nature.