Trump: Campaign Is Not Running Low on Money

October 13, 2020 Updated: October 13, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his campaign is not running low on money.

“I keep reading Fake News stories that my campaign is running low on money. Not true, & if it were so, I would put up money myself,” Trump said in a tweet.

According to the president, his campaign has more money than it had four years ago, when he won the presidency.

“Much of the money we have spent is on our ground game, said to be the best ever put together. I’ll let you know how good it is on November 3rd. Very expensive to do, but opportunity could be BIG! I will spend additional money if we are not spending enough!” he added in another post.

The Trump campaign didn’t respond when asked how much money the campaign has on hand and how much it has spent on its ground game.

Trump entered September with $325 million cash on hand, versus the $466 million that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign had.

Biden’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and joint fundraising committees hauled in more than $365 million in August. The Trump campaign and associated Republican efforts brought in $210 million for the month.

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President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign event at the Orlando Sanford International Airport in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 12, 2020. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden exits his motorcade to board his campaign plane at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., en route to Ohio, Oct. 12, 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

In total since January 2019, the Trump campaign is outpacing the Biden campaign by about $400,000.

It wasn’t clear exactly which reports Trump was referring to in his tweets.

Several reports pointed to Trump’s campaign pulling ads in Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin, but the campaign has also boosted its efforts in other states, including Florida, Georgia, and Arizona.

In a statement to news outlets about the ads being pulled, a Trump campaign spokeswoman said, “President Trump and his campaign are extremely confident about our chances in these states.”

Trump has said before that he’s willing to pour some of his own money into the 2020 race. He spent $66 million of his own money on the successful 2016 campaign.

Projections for the upcoming election vary widely, with some believing Trump will win by a large margin, some predicting a strong Biden victory, and others foreseeing a tight race that could go either way.

Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.

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