Convention Countdown: Trump on Brexit, Fundraising & Sanders Supporters
Donald Trump’s second month as the presumptive Republican nominee for President is coming to an end. With only three weeks until the Republican National Convention, let’s review the recent events of the Trump campaign as it makes its way towards Cleveland.
Trump Standing with the U.K. on Brexit
Donald Trump released a statement today regarding the United Kingdom’s split from the European Union. He supports the “Brexit” and pledges to work together alongside the U.K. in the future.
"The whole world is more peaceful when our two countries - and our two peoples - are united together."
- Donald J. Trump
Trump to Bring Fiscal Responsibility to the Executive Office
Don't let the liberal media spin the state of the Trump campaign's fundraising efforts. The month of June will mark Trump’s first full month of fundraising as his primary campaign was self-funded.
The Trump campaign has spent $57 million so far, compared to Hillary Clinton’s $183 million, and he raised $6 million at his first major campaign fundraising event on May 25th. Trump is running and will continue to run an efficient campaign, a long-term exercise in fiscal responsibility that he will ultimately bring to the Executive Office.
Speaking of economics, a recent study by Harvard University found that 40 million Americans pay over 30% of their income in rent. This disappointing piece of news follows others like it, such as the International Monetary Fund’s growth forecast for the U.S. economy. The predicted growth for the year was 2.4% in April but it has since receded to 2.2%. All of these reports indicate that a radical change in economic policy is needed to reverse course for our nation’s future.
45% of Sanders Supporters to Support Trump?
As for Hillary Clinton, she’s had some difficulty in uniting the Democratic Party behind her candidacy. After consistent dismissal by the media and Clinton herself, a large majority of Bernie Sanders supporters do not seem likely to vote for her come November. A new Bloomberg poll found that over 45% of Sanders supporters would not give Clinton their vote. This follows allegations against DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of favoritism and voter suppression in favor of Clinton.
Donald Trump welcomed Sanders supporters in his speech at Trump SoHo New York on June 22nd:
"Everywhere I look, I see the possibilities of what our country could be. But we can’t solve any of these problems by relying on the politicians who created them.
"We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place.
"The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in the money.
"That’s why we’re asking Bernie Sanders’ voters to join our movement: so together we can fix the system for ALL Americans. Importantly, this includes fixing all of our many disastrous trade deals."
3 Week Countdown to the Convention
In terms of our own party, however, it’s full speed ahead to the Republican National Convention. Donald Trump’s dedicated campaign team is working to hear the voices of all 2,472 delegates in preparation for the convention. Trump won the Republican nomination over sixteen other candidates, and received more votes than any nominee for President ever has. This is one of many signs that the public will vote red in November to ensure a bright future.