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Donald Trump has 4 adult children. Only 1 has donated to dad's campaign.

Donald Trump limps behind Hillary Clinton in available campaign funds going into the final 11-day stretch of the presidential race and to add salt to the wound, The Daily Beast has found that Trump's own children and inner circle have not ponied up money for his campaign. Ivanka Trump, who donated to Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2007 and 2008 respectively, has not given to her father, nor has Donald Trump Jr., who also contributed to Clinton in 2007. Tiffany Trump has also apparently given zilch. Eric Trump did donate — $376.20, labeled as "meeting expense: meals" — but he also appeared to get the money refunded.

Then there are Trump's own friends — Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Ben Carson, Rudy Giuliani, and Trump's campaign manager, Steve Bannon — who have apprently not contributed anything, despite most having been active financial supporters of other candidacies in the past.

Trump himself has vowed to put $100 million of his own money into his campaign, but with less than two weeks left, he's totaled a smidgen under $57 million. He has been soliciting donations from his supporters since June.

By comparison, Clinton's own campaign chairman and daughter have both donated $2,700, with additional contributions from DNC chair Donna Brazile, Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook, and David Axelrod. Clinton had $62 million by Oct. 19 for the final stretch of the election, while Trump only had $16 million.