Is it possible that Donald Trump is losing his Gift of Grift? Trump kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign to almost no fanfare, with poorly-attended events in New Hampshire and South Carolina last weekend that did nothing to increase the numbers in his coffers.
Despite his claims of being “angrier than ever,” Trump appeared low-energy as he soft-blamed the New Hampshire GOP for him losing the state in both 2016 and 2020.
It’s pretty clear he’s not running because he wants to; he’s doing it to try to save that bloated orange face in front of his remaining supporters so he can keep spending their money on his legal bills.
The Trump campaign reported they had $105 million at the start of 2022, but that sum has been whittled down to having just $25 million left one year later.
Trump has raised a meager $9.5 million since launching his bid on November 15th, according to his campaign, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the launch of his 2020 campaign.
Some of the drops in funds can be attributed to his Save America PAC, which transferred $60 million to a separate super PAC supporting his bid. Shell game tactics like that are 100% on-brand for that subhuman game of Three Card Monte in a Brioni suit.
Trump has also spent at least $8 million on legal fees, while facing numerous investigations as well as possible federal indictments in Georgia and Washington DC.
They’re also an indicator that all is not on the up-and-up in TrumpWorld.
Trump campaign aides say they anticipate a bump in campaign donations once Trump is regularly posting on Facebook again. Thanks for assisting in the grifting, Zuck!
At least we can take some small comfort in knowing that whenever Trump is finally charged, he’s going to take every last person down to the bottom of the bottom with him that he can.
Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign with stops in New Hampshire and South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/nQHMtdm9BP
— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) January 31, 2023
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Editor’s note: This is an opinion column that solely reflects the opinions of the author.