Fueling the Funds
The unorthodoxy here seems to have grossed President Trump an enormous amount of money. Looking at Trump’s three most profitable organizations from January 2017—before he took office—till now, he has made over $80 million. These committees have managed to spend close to $8.5 million in this quarter alone, with a substantial amount going to legal fees associated with the Russia investigation, online fundraising, and payments to the Trump Organization.
This chart shows total fundraising for 2020 Trump campaign, January 2017-July 2018.