A longtime GOP strategist argues that Republicans are angry at Trump’s ‘hoarding of the money
A fundraising email from former President Trump’s top political committee warns supporters that “the future of our county is at stake and President Trump is calling on all Patriots to join his fight to Save America.”
Additionally, the former president, in the recent fundraising pitch from his Save America PAC, tells his legions of loyal backers that he “can’t SAVE AMERICA without you! Our MAJOR End-of-Month Deadline is coming up and I need you to give us the resources to STOP THE LEFT.”
The pitch was likely successful, as the former president has been a fundraising juggernaut since leaving the White House in January 2021.
As of the end of July, Save America, Trump’s main fundraising committee, had nearly $100 million in cash on hand. That was before the fundraising blitz in the days following the Aug. 8 FBI raid on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago property in Florida for classified government materials, as Fox News reported.
Trump, who remains the GOP’s most popular and influential politician as he continues to play a kingmaker’s role in party primaries and teases a 2024 presidential run, has held 20 large, campaign-style rallies on behalf of Republican candidates he has endorsed since early last summer. Trump will hold his 21st rally this weekend in Pennsylvania, a vital battleground state, to support Republican Senate nominee and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz and Republican gubernatorial nominee state Sen. Doug Mastriano.
However, the former president has been stingy with his wealth of fundraising dollars, which has enraged some in the GOP as the party attempts to reclaim majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate in November’s elections.
“Republicans are mad that he’s not spending it,” Doug Heye, a longtime Republican strategist, and communicator who served in senior roles at the Republican National Committee and on Capitol Hill told Fox News. “There’s a palpable anger at the hoarding of the money.”
Heye, a Trump critic, lamented that “unfortunately as we’ve seen with so many things about Trump, it’s private grumbling because no one’s willing to say anything publicly.”