Axios and the NY Times are out with observations that the Trump campaign has cut back on ad buys in places they should be doing more…
Could this be the Trump campaign is low on funds?
Could this be they are holding back to push hard in the last few weeks to try a duplicate the 2016 last minute win?….
(Trump as the entertainment President of course gets free media exposure every time he opens his mouth…But a LOT of that turns negative after the first few words…)
Joe Biden’s campaign HAS raised $365 MILLION last month and IS going strong….
Is this another sign that Donald Trump’s effort for another 4 years is coming apart around the edges?
Money concerns are very real for President Trump’s campaign — an unusual predicament for a sitting president, and one that worries veteran Republican operatives, with Trump so far behind in swing states as the race climaxes.
Why it matters: The campaign’s view is that Trump will get his message out, and he depends less on paid media than normal politicians. But the number of states Trump has to worry about has actually grown, and Joe Biden’s massive August fundraising haul has given his campaign a lift as early voting begins.
The New York Times leads today’s paper with a big Labor Day scene-setter with several intriguing references to money problems for Trump:
- “The light television spending and advertising blackouts in some key states have mystified allies,” The Times reports.
- Trump “is expected to increase television spending next week, but several Republicans said that Bill Stepien, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager since July, was taking a cautious approach after the former leadership spent huge sums on television and digital ads earlier this year, to no discernible effect.”
Last Monday, AP’s Brian Slodysko reported that the Trump campaign had pulled most TV ads over the previous week, ceding the airwaves to Biden, who was outspending Trump by more than 10 to 1.
- Biden and DNC raised a stunning $365 million in August, breaking the record for one month of presidential fundraising….