The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trumps reelection campaign announced Monday that they raised more than $61.7 million in April in their bid for the incumbents second term in the White House.
“This brings the total haul cycle to date to over $742 million, $288 million more than the Obama reelection effort had at this same point,” the Trump campaign said in a statement.
As the nation has been battered by the outbreak of COVID-19, the illness caused by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, the novel coronavirus that emerged from Wuhan late last year, Trumps fundraising pace has slowed slightly. The campaign raised $63 million in March, down from the $86 million raised in February.
“While day-to-day life may have slowed this past month, enthusiasm and support for this president has not. With their time, resources, and ultimately their vote, Americans across this country continue to put their faith in President Trump,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in a statement.
While Trumps pace of raising funds for his reelection may have slowed, his fundraising remains far ahead of likely Democratic contender Joe Biden. On Monday, Bidens presidential campaign said that it and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $60.5 million in April. This is Bidens first monthly fundraising announcement since he became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Biden thanked supporters in an email Monday, which mentioned that his average online donation was $32.63.
“I am especially humbled because I know what a sacrifice it is to give in economic times as difficult as the one were in. When staring down the face of economic uncertainty, you chose to put your money behind me. For that, I will always be eternally thankful,” he wrote, according to CBS.