President Trump Said He’ll Contribute His Own Money If Campaign Needs It

( President Donald Trump is willing to do “whatever it takes” to make sure his campaign’s finances are healthy.

On Tuesday, he denied a report that his campaign was in financial trouble. The president even said that, if needed, he’d contribute from his own personal money toward his re-election efforts.

“If I have to, I would,” he said of using personal funds. “But we’re doing very well. We needed to spend more money up front because of the pandemic and the statements being made by Democrats, which were, again, disinformation.”

A recent New York Times report found Trump’s campaign has spent more than $800 million from the $1.1 billion total it has raised with the Republican National Committee from the beginning of last year through July.

But the president said the “press was fake,” saying his campaign has “much more money than we had last time,” referring to his 2016 presidential campaign. He continued:

“But if we needed any more, I’d put it up personally, like I did in the primaries last time. In the 2016 primaries, I put up a lot of money. If I have to, I’ll do it here. But we don’t have to because we have double and maybe even triple what we had a number of years ago.”

During the 2016 Republican primary, Trump loaned his campaign $43.5 million. He did this as a way to show voters that he was completely independent from any special interest groups.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden has seen a significant spike in fundraising recently. In August, Biden in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee brought in $365 million in contributions.

That number surpassed the Republican record Trump set in July of $165 million. Former President Barack Obama set the previous record for Democrats in September 2008 when he raised $193 million.

Trump’s campaign hasn’t released their August fundraising numbers as of yet. Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, said he didn’t know when the campaign would make that announcement.

He said:

“I don’t know. I have zero visibility into that decision.”

Reporters asked the president how much he thought it would take to win re-election, to which he responded: “Whatever it takes. We have to win. This is the most important election in the history of our country.”

Following those statements on Tuesday, Trump tweeted that his campaign staffers “did, and are doing, a GREAT job, and have a lot of money left over, much more than 2016. Like I did in the 2016 Primaries, if more money is needed, which I doubt it will be, I will put it up.”

With this election being very contentious, campaign spending is likely to end up being very significant. As the November 3 election approaches, both candidates are likely to kick up their media efforts. This is why having a well-funded campaign may be more important this year than in any years in the past.

But, the one thing Democrats always seem to forget is that Trump believes in what he’s doing so much so that he’s willing to put his own money on the line. This isn’t something many, if any, Democrats would do.