Headline RoundupJune 21st, 2024

Trump Campaign Raised More Funds in May Than Biden

Summary from the AllSides News Team

According to federal filings on Thursday, former President Donald Trump raised over $60 million more than President Joe Biden in May.

For Context: Both Biden and Trump campaigns are fundraising heavily, hoping to secure sufficient funds to drive their campaigns toward the November 5th Presidential election. The latest filings showed Trump ahead of Biden for the first time since campaigning began. However, the big financial picture is still unclear, as reports on fundraising committees aren’t due for release until July.

Key Quotes: The Associated Press (Lean Left bias) says the “rules of presidential politics are being rewritten in the Trump era,” explaining that “any other time in U.S. history, a presidential candidate would have been forced to leave an election” after “dozens of felonies.” Fox News (Right bias) reported the 24 hours after Trump’s verdict as “one of the best 24 hours of the Biden campaign.”

How the Media Covered It: Outlets across the spectrum reported on the fundraising feat. Some on the right, like Fox News, highlighted the fact that “Biden’s second-best” fundraising month was “far short of Trump’s massive May fundraising.” Outlets on the left, like the Associated Press, tended to connect Trump’s felony convictions to his fundraising success, emphasizing May as the only month Trump has raised more than Biden.

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