What happens when Donald Trump runs out of campaign cash? We're about to find out
One of Donald Trump’s most compelling arguments to voters is that by self-financing his campaign, he isn’t beholden to “the special interests, the lobbyists and the donors” as he puts it. Essentially, Trump gets to run on a platform of “What you see is what you get.”
“I don’t need money,” the billionaire boasted in July. “I don’t want anybody’s money.”
How much longer will he be able to make similar claims? We figure less than three months.
In July, Bloomberg News estimated that Trump's personal liquid assets hovered around $70 million. The most recent Federal Election Commission funding reports showed that Trump had contributed $18 million to his campaign through Jan. 31.