Yahoo! News: Donald Trump is raising money–for the 2020 election


“Trump apparently has self-declared as a candidate for the 2020 election, and is already raising money for his candidacy,” says Brendan Fischer, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center, which monitors campaign-finance activity.

Raising money in this way “is not totally abnormal,” says  Fischer. “The only thing that sets this apart is that Trump talked a lot about self-funding his campaign. Apparently he wracked up some debt in the final weeks of the election. But Trump is not paying that down out of his own pocket. He’s asking other people to pay for it.”

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