Former President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats ‘should give a little credit’ to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don’t get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate ‘not under consideration at this time’ MORE helped Republicans raise $56 million in the first six months of 2021, underscoring the former president’s continued sway within the GOP.
Trump helped raise $56 million between Jan. 1 and June 30, the GOP’s online fundraising platform WinRed reported Friday, according to Reuters.
This includes more than $34 million from the “Trump Make America Great Again Committee,” which raises money for the GOP and fundraising groups controlled by the former president, and more than $21 million for Trump’s own fundraising committees and groups.
In total, WinRed reported handling more than a quarter of a billion dollars raised for Republicans in the first half of the year.
NEW: Top fundraisers on the GOP’s @WinRed platform in the first half of 2021:
$34.36M – Trump MAGA
$26.71M – NRCC
$23.02M – NRSC
$21.27M – Trump Save America (Joint Cmte)
$19.09M – RNC
$7.79M – Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottSenate passes bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to first Black NHL player Scott: ‘There is hope’ for police reform bill Sunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe MORE
$7.79M – Team Scalise pic.twitter.com/nHaN6JPVWQ
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) July 31, 2021
The New York Times noted that the fundraising slowed over the course of the year.
Trump raised $13.8 million through the Make America Great Again Committee after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and subsequent impeachment as his days in the White House came to an end. But by June, the number shrunk to $2.6 million.
Much of the money from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee came from the recurring donation program, the newspaper noted. An official familiar with the matter told The Times that party officials had stopped the recurring withdrawals as of this month.
The numbers underscore Trump’s influence over the party, as he was the strongest online fundraiser of any Republican politician. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) followed behind the former president, raising $7.8 million online. Scott delivered the GOP response to President BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: ‘There will be no nationwide mandate’ Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE‘s joint address to Congress in April.