Headline RoundupMay 21st, 2024

Trump Raised $76 Million in April, Biden Lagged Behind With $51 Million

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former President Donald Trump raised more money than President Joe Biden in April, marking the first month in this election that Trump has outpaced Biden in campaign contributions.

Details: Biden and the Democratic Party raised $51 million in April, while Trump and the Republican Party raised $76 million. Despite lagging behind Trump in funds raised in April, Biden maintains an advantage in cash on hand. Biden finished April with $84 million, compared to Trump’s $49 million. 

Key Quotes: The Trump campaign released a statement calling Trump’s fundraising “especially remarkable when you consider he has been confined to a courtroom for nearly 9 hours a day over the past four weeks fighting against Biden's Trial.” Biden’s campaign manager released a statement reading, “April’s haul reflects strong, consistent grassroots enthusiasm for reelecting Joe and Kamala, and is giving us the resources necessary to invest in opening offices, hiring organizers and communicating across our battleground states in order to mobilize the coalition of voters who will decide this election.”

How the Media Covered It: Outlets across the spectrum attributed Trump’s increased fundraising to the conclusion of the Republican primary, with the party now coalescing around a single candidate. Reuters (Center bias) reported, “Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination in March, and can now raise money with the RNC.” The New York Times (Lean Left bias) noted that Biden was “able to lock into a joint fund-raising agreement with the party months before Mr. Trump, who had primary challengers until early March.”

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