Trump Lying About Being Self-Funded
…overshadowing much of his rhetoric were questions about the accuracy of several of his statements, including on the financing of his campaign, whether or not he criticized Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, an argument that gun-free zones attract mass shootings and more.
Here’s a closer look at what Trump said, and just how misleading he was.
The claim: “I am the only person in either campaign that’s self-funding. I’m putting up 100% of my own money.”
Is it true? Nope.
Here’s why: According to the latest federal filing, Trump’s campaign has raised $5.8 million. However, the bulk of that sum — 67%, or $3.9 million — has come from approximately 75,000 individual contributions. Meanwhile, Trump has poured $1.9 million of his own money into his campaign, which represents about 33% of that total haul.