Donald Trump’s May Fundraising Totals Are Disastrously Bad (Video)

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign raised just $3.1 million in May, while Democratic rival Hillary Clinton brought in $27 million. Here's a breakdown of the two campaigns' finances. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)

Donald Trump’s campaign raised $3.1 million in May and ended last month with $1.3 million in the bank, a remarkably poor showing that will only heighten Republican concerns about his ability to run a serious general election campaign against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s paltry fundraising last month is totally inexplicable given that he effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination on May 3 when he crushed Texas. Sen. Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary.  Cruz ended his campaign that night. Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out the next day.

It also runs directly counter to assertions made Monday by Trump’s now-deposed campaign manager Corey Lewandowski who repeatedly insisted that “money is pouring in” to Trump’s coffers

Trump had 27 days as the presumptive nominee to raise money in May. A quick bit of division means he averaged $114,000 raised in those 27 days. As the presumptive Republican nominee. Who is running against the Democrat Republican most love to hate. With polls that showed the general election race close.

By Chris, excerpt posted on June 21, 2016