Hillary Clinton is still trying to get over her devastating loss to Donald Trump in the presidential election. Now, something has been revealed about her campaign that makes her loss all the more humiliating.
Western Journalism reported that financial reports have just been released proving that Clinton spent $1.2 billion on her unsuccessful campaign for the White House. Meanwhile, Trump spent $600 million on his campaign, which is less than half of what Clinton spent. Making matters worse for Clinton is the fact that Brad Parscale, Trump’s digital director, just pointed out that a $5 million strategic last-minute flurry of advertising in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida paid off.
“You think, what if we hadn’t spent that?” Parscale said. “We might not have won.”
The reports revealed that Clinton spent a whopping $131.8 million the final days of the campaign while Trump only spent $94.5 million. Trump reportedly donated $66 million of his own money to his campaign.
After the election, Clinton was left with only $839,000 on hand, while Trump still has $7.6 million. During his campaign, Trump scoffed at the idea that he needed $1 billion to win.
“There’s no reason to raise that,” Trump said. “I just don’t think I need nearly as much money as other people need because I get so much publicity. I get so many invitations to be on television. I get so many interviews, if I want them.”
He was right!
Pollster John Zogby explained that this election was about message rather than money.
“Had she been trustworthy at the very beginning and the polls had shown that she was trustworthy, then maybe there would not have been a private email server at home in the sense that there are two different sets of rules that we play by,” Zogby said. “It’s a cycle and the fact of the matter is the blame goes right back to her. She is the one who created the atmosphere of doubt and mistrust.”
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