For years, the left has been calling the Republican party the party of big money.
Under Trump, that has shifted dramatically.
The Trump reelection campaign is experiencing a surge in donations from small donors giving $200 or less.
FOX News reports:
Trump campaign’s small-dollar donations surge, marking major shift for GOP
The Republican Party has long been panned by its detractors as the party of big money and big donors — but donation patterns have changed measurably under President Trump, a Fox News analysis of campaign finance data shows.
Sixty-one percent of money raised directly by the Trump campaign this election cycle came from small donors (donations under $200), according to Federal Election Commission figures.
That is similar to the proportion Trump raised during the 2016 election cycle, when 65 percent of donations were under $200. And this is dramatically higher than previous Republican nominees. Mitt Romney raised 26 percent of his direct contributions from small donations in 2012, and John McCain raised 25 percent from small donations in 2008.
Campaign finance analysts say the data indicates grassroots enthusiasm for Trump’s populist message.
“Democrats have traditionally been the party that has benefited the most from cultivating a small donor base,” Alex Baumgart, individual contributions researcher at the Center for Responsive Politics, which runs the donation database OpenSecrets.com, told Fox News.
Trump is still pulling in massive crowds, too.
Yesterday, he was in Pennsylvania.
Workers are gathering right now at the Shell Chemical ethane cracker plant being constructed in Beaver County to listen to President Donald Trump,who is visiting the plant for a tour and to discuss economic measures.
Trump is scheduled to speak at 2 p.m.
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— Butler Eagle (@ButlerEagle) August 13, 2019
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) August 13, 2019
— Madeleine Westerhout (@madwest45) August 13, 2019
Is there any wonder why the Democrats seem so panicked?