President Donald Trump got a mammoth birthday present from Americans on Sunday as his campaign smashed its previous one-day online fundraising record.
The Republican National Committee and Trump’s re-election campaign took in $14 million in online donations on the president’s 74th birthday, topping the record of $10 million in online donations that Trump’s campaign set on Oct. 19, 2016, according to Fox News.
The campaign’s overall record for donations of all types was $25 million, which was set on the day Trump formally announced he was running for re-election.
The president and the RNC now have about $255 million in cash for the final months of the campaign as opposed to about $100 million that the Democratic National Committee and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have to spend.
Illustrating the president’s populist appeal, the RNC, Trump Make America Great Again Committee, and Donald J. Trump for President Inc. said that the average gift to the campaign on Sunday was $46.
Quite a birthday gift for @realDonaldTrump yesterday!
Biggest single-day ONLINE fundraising total ever – $14 million.
That’s grassroots support that Sleepy @JoeBiden can only dream of.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 15, 2020
“Enthusiasm for President Trump continues to be our greatest motivator and political weapon,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.
“Republicans are thinking smarter digitally and harnessing support and energy for President Trump to up our online fundraising game and outwork, outdo, and outmaneuver the Democrats at every turn,” she said.
In addition to their donations, about 1 million people signed an online birthday card for the president.
Trump on Sunday tweeted a comparison of his record against Biden’s time in the Senate and as vice president.