Headline RoundupApril 7th, 2024

Trump Raises Record $50.5 Million Haul at Florida Fundraiser

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former President Donald Trump raised $50.5 million at a fundraiser in Florida on Saturday.

The Details: A portion of the funds will go to a fundraising group that has spent tens of millions on Trump’s legal fees. The event was hosted at hedge fund manager John Paulson's home in Palm Beach and included several other co-hosts ranging from investors to businesspeople.

For Context: On Saturday, the Democrats announced Biden raised more than $90 million in March and has $192 million in available cash. The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee raised a combined $65.6 million in March, and said they ended the month with $93.1 million in cash on hand. Biden raised $26 million at an event in March in New York City that included donors, former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and celebrities like celebrities like Queen Latifah, Lizzo, and Ben Platt.

How The Media Covered It: CNN (Lean Left bias) highlighted some of what the Biden campaign has been able to do with its funds so far and a quote from the Democratic National Committee chairman. Reuters (Center bias) included context on money not always being a decider, citing how Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vastly outraised Trump in 2016. Fox News (Right bias) called Trump’s fundraising event “historic.”

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