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Why you shouldn't believe Donald Trump's self-funding brag

The Trump 2020 campaign’s financial health is in question after it has been significantly outspent by the Biden campaign in swing states. The President has often said that he will funnel millions of his own money into his campaign if necessary, but Chris Cillizza explains why that‘s a stretch. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Analysis: Don't believe Donald Trump's pledges to pay for his 2020 campaign https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/08/politics/donald-trump-2020-campaign-funding/index.html Trump Weighs Putting Up to $100 Million of His Cash Into Race https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-08/trump-weighs-putting-up-to-100-million-of-his-cash-into-race Trump’s Net Worth drops $1 Billion https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/04/02/trumps-net-worth-drops-1-billion-as-coronavirus-infects-the-presidents-business/#13a1b2c727de Trump Spent Far Less Than Clinton, but Paid His Companies Well https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/us/politics/campaign-spending-donald-trump-hillary-clinton.html Donald Trump’s two big problems: Uniting the party and raising cash http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/donald-trumps-two-big-problems-uniting-the-party-and-raising-cash Figures show Trump spent $66 million of his own cash on election campaign https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump/figures-show-trump-spent-66-million-of-his-own-cash-on-election-campaign-idUSKBN13Y0AE Donald Trump to forgive his loan to campaign https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/politics/donald-trump-forgiving-loans/index.html The Lie of Trump's 'Self-Funding' Campaign https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/trumps-self-funding-lie/482691/ "I'm self-funding my own campaign." https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2016/feb/10/donald-trump/donald-trump-self-funding-his-campaign-sort/ How Trump’s Billion-Dollar campaign Lost It’s Cash Advantage https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/07/us/politics/trump-election-campaign-fundraising.html About me: I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN's editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics. CREDITS Writer: Chris Cillizza The Point team: Leigh Munsil and Allison Gordon Editor: Michelle Cho Producer: Arielle Sacks Follow Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cillizzac/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cillizzacnn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cillizza/ Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://www.cnn.com/specials/politics/the-point-with-chris-cillizza?source=Point_Youtube. #CNN #Cillizza #Trump2020Campaign

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