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Donald Trump Raises More Money than Nearly All 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates in First Quarter of Campaign

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Key takeaways:

  • Donald Trump raised more money than nearly all of the Republican presidential candidates in 2016 in his first quarter.
  • Nikki Haley’s campaign manager noted that Republicans were more sympathetic to Trump due to his indictment.
  • Haley is now testing out more critical messaging towards Trump and her opponents.

Former President Donald Trump had a successful first quarter in his campaign for the Republican nomination, raising more money than nearly all of the Republican presidential candidates in 2016, according to a campaign memo sent to donors on Monday by Nikki Haley’s campaign manager Betsy Ankney.

The memo, which was first reported by Axios, characterizes Trump as “consumed by the grievances of the past and the promise of more drama in the future, rather than a forward-looking vision for the American people.”

Trump, who declared he was running for president in mid-November last year, raised about […] in his first quarter, according to the memo. This is more than nearly all the Republican presidential candidates in 2016 raised in their first quarter.

Ankney also noted in the memo that the “sensationalized partisan prosecution in Manhattan understandably made Republicans more sympathetic to the former president.” This is a reference to the indictment of Trump over alleged hush money payments made to a porn actor.

Nikki Haley’s campaign is testing out some more critical messaging toward Trump and her opponents. This is a departure from her previous stance of not having a negative word to say about the former president. It remains to be seen how this new approach will affect her campaign.

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