Speed Reads


Where is all of Donald Trump's campaign money going? To himself.

Donald Trump raised only a fraction of the funds his Democratic counterpart did in May, and he has little cash remaining on hand going into June — just $1.3 million, far below the $3.8 million a month Hillary Clinton spends just to employ her 683 staffers. As the Trump campaign is reportedly paying only 30 on-the-ground operatives nationwide, it might make one wonder where all his money is going:

As just a sample, in May alone Trump spent nearly $350,000 on private jets owned by Trump's TAG Air, over $423,000 on rental and catering at his Mar-a-Lago club, and $4,000 on his son's wine company, The Washington Post reports. All told, Trump ran up over a million dollars just at Trump companies or reimbursing family members' travel expenses last month. For all of May, he spent a total of $6.7 million.

In March, The Daily Beast accused Trump of "paying himself to run for president," noting that no other Republicans in the field — Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, or Ben Carson — spent money at businesses with their name in the title.