Any doubts that former President Donald Trump had the resources to help GOP candidates destroy their opponents in the 2022 midterms were quickly erased over the weekend.
That’s because according to Breitbart, newly published campaign finance reports revealed that through his political action committees, the former president has stacked his war chest with over $100 million in cash. That, combined with his role as a Republican “kingmaker,” means Democrats are in even deeper trouble than originally imagined.
He can’t stop winning
As The Hill reported, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings released on Sunday revealed that Trump’s Save America and Make America Great Again PACs, combined with a joint fundraising committee that oversees both organizations, managed to raise a whopping $82 million in the first half of 2021 alone.
The filings were reportedly made public on the last possible day that PACs are able to release such details. The fact that they chose to reveal how much was raised was nothing short of a massive shot of intimidation at Trump’s political opponents on both sides of the aisle.
In the same time period, Trump’s PACs nearly matched the entirety of the fundraising efforts of the Republican National Committee (RNC), which raised $84 million, just two million more than the former president.
The former president has what is described as “broad authority” as to how he’s able to allocate funds from his PACs, with most believing that he’ll shell out a healthy portion for the GOP candidates he chooses to endorse.
That kind of money, combined with a Trump endorsement, is about as close to a golden ticket as a Republican candidate could ever hope for in the current political climate.
Trump thanks his supporters
Upon hearing the news of the record-setting fundraising success, the former president quickly issued a statement in which he thanked his millions of supporters across the country.
“On behalf of the millions of men and women who share my outrage and want me to continue to fight for the truth, I am grateful for your support,” the statement read.
The president added: “I can’t imagine a more important time to elect good Republicans to the House and Senate,” adding that he believes public outrage over the “Rigged and Stolen 2020 election” helped fuel the massive influx in cash donations.
Trump confirmed that he will use some of the PAC money to back candidates who closely align with his “America First” policy approach, adding “I will never stop fighting for Free and Fair elections, and to elect the right candidates.”
While the 2022 midterms are still over one year away, the news about Trump’s ability to fundraise — like nobody else — has likely placed every single 2022 Democratic candidate on notice.