Trump is doing his best to deflate Ron DeSantis’s campaign announcement. But it doesn’t seem that any of Donald’s petty slanders or attacks are slowing the Florida governor’s momentum. Millions of people watched DeSantis’s presidential announcement on Twitter. And his press secretary revealed that within the first hour, he brought in $1 million.
What has transpired since the first day DeSantis announced his campaign? He’s already hitting the campaign trail, it seems, appearing at events. It’s clear that DeSantis has no intentions of taking this thing slow. And Americans are responding, big time. Because they donated an amount that puts Joe Biden to shame.
From Daily Wire:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis raised a whopping $8.2 million in his first 24 hours of fundraising as a presidential candidate.
The New York Times reported that the $8.2 figure was more than a $6.3 million that President Joe Biden raised in the first 24 hours of his campaign. It is believed to surpass the amount raised by former President Donald Trump after his 2024 announcement last November, although Trump did not release fundraising totals after the first 24 hours of his 2024 campaign.
Yikes. In the first 24 hours of DeSantis’s presidential campaign, he raised $8.2 million. That is more than what Joe Biden raised in the first 24 hours of his campaign. And some believe it is much more than what Trump raised since he managed to bring in only $9.5 million in the first six weeks of his 2024 campaign.
Trump’s only advantage, at this point, appears to be in polling. Some early primary polling suggests Trump is leading DeSantis and other GOP contenders. But DeSantis is in a very good position to win the primaries.
He has zero of the baggage that is currently weighing Trump down. He doesn’t have Trump’s reputation for burning bridges and attacking allies. Plus, he can appeal to more than just the hard right of the party. Not to mention swing voters and independents Trump long ago lost.
We can’t predict how the GOP primaries will shake out. But this fundraising news should have everyone sit up and watch. DeSantis can, in the coming weeks, quickly take the election by storm. All the mudslinging in the world might not save Trump.
- Ron DeSantis raised $8.2 million in the first 24 hours of his presidential campaign.
- That is more than Joe Biden’s first 24-hour haul of $6.3 million.
- The only candidate that Donald Trump appears to fear is the Florida governor.
Source: Daily Wire