Fred Malek, the finance chair of the Republican Governors Association, said Monday that Donald Trump needed to raise a lot of money fast if he intended to be financially competitive with Hillary Clinton. Malek believes time is running out for Trump to raise the billion dollars he says he needs.
“Now that doesn’t mean that he can’t raise enough to run a good campaign, but he’s gonna fall far short of what Hillary Clinton is going to have. She’s gonna have a huge financial advantage unless he’s prepared to write a very big personal check.”
Trump can’t write a cheque. He’s nowhere near as rich as he claims, and that’s why he won’t release his tax returns.
Then again, will it matter? Trump seems to be gaining in popularity and leading Clinton in some polling.
“There are a number of donors who are holding back,” Malek said. “They want to see more evidence of inclusiveness, of tolerance, of reaching out.”