He is done with hiding
Donald Trump now runs the largest Republican fundraising operation in the country. “The National Republican Senatorial Committee declared less than $30 million in cash at the end of September and the National Republican Congressional Committee had $65 million in cash at the same point”.
In comparison, Donald Trump’s fundraising machines declared more than $100 million by the end of July.
The Facebook Assist
Donald Trump does not have access to his social media accounts. But if you think the ban would have rendered him incapable of raising money from social media companies, you will be mistaken.
“His primary political action committee, Save America, has been spending more than $100,000 a week this month on Facebook ads, according to the company, many of which seek donations with deceptive claims about corruption in the last election and public support for the belief that “Trump is the true president.”
Facebook allows the ads because Trump is not posting them personally through his suspended account, and the ads do not speak in Trump’s “voice,” according to a company spokeswoman.”
It’s not just the money. It’s the Trump Political Brand
It is naive to assume Trump’s non-stop fundraising as an exercise in grift. Trump, through his ads, not only raises money from people, but he also increases his brand profile. Everyone who donates to his campaign becomes invested in his cause.
He delivers an Amazon-like experience to his followers. The more you buy on Amazon, the more you get yourself locked into the system. You like the convenience, choices, and every product you purchase encourages you to stay with the platform.
Donald Trump pitches his idea over and over to people. The idea resonates; people donate money to his cause and become invested in his ideology. He keeps pulling out more and more things for them to be worried about and then asks for money to push the ideologies forward.
From Donald Trump’s perspective, he gets everything he wants. More money, higher profile…