This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, July 24, 2020:
In the press release that followed President Trump’s first-ever virtual fundraiser held on Tuesday, hostess Kimberly Guilfoyle, chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee, exulted:
Trump Victory’s groundbreaking fundraising record proves the American people are passionate about gaining four more years under President Trump’s strong leadership.
Across the nation, the SILENT MAJORITY are coming together to donate their valuable time and hard-earned money to help make this President’s re-election a reality.
The most important measure of success in this race is enthusiasm, and the enthusiasm from President Trump’s supporters cannot be matched.
In fact Democrat Party presumptive candidate Joe Biden can’t even come close. His most successful virtual fundraiser brought in just $7.6 million.
More than 300,000 donors contributed to the record set on Tuesday, with the average donation nearly $67. When supporters express enthusiasm in polls, that’s one thing. When they express it by debiting their credit cards, that’s another thing altogether.
The enthusiasm “gap” between the candidates was revealed in an Emerson College poll in late April, which found that