Lara Trump is a television producer, wife to Eric Trump, and campaign adviser to the 45th president of the United States. Yesterday, Lara had a call with press to update on Trump Presidential Campaign in swing states, including Minnesota.
Lara emphasized how the Trump Campaign and Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $61.7 million in the month of April – far more than the Biden Campaign and Democratic National Committee (DNC) combined. To date, the president’s campaign fund has amounted to $742 million total.
President Trump continues to enjoy grassroots support with an average donation being around $40. The average donation amount compares to former rival Bernie Sanders who often touted his small donor support.
Further highlighting the president’s public support, Lara talked about having the largest ground game and data operation in RNC history. Despite switching over to an all-virtual campaign due to social distancing restrictions from Covid-19, there has been no slowing down.
Trump Victory, a joint fundraising group comprised of the Trump campaign and RNC, has reached out to millions of voters every day across the country. This has been part of a broader effort to substitute remote action for a traditional ground game given the present coronavirus situation.
Lara boldly proclaimed that Trump Victory has “a million volunteers activated and trained, who are working around the clock for this president.” Since the online transition, the organization has added more than 300,000 new volunteers and have made more than 20 million voter contacts. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has struggled to hold events online, even having his wife do almost all of the talking for him.
Finally, at the end of the call Lara spoke about the beloved rallies held by the 45th president. “Well, we love the rallies, and people all across this country love the rallies as you see. In general, we have three and four times even the capacities of these auditoriums of RSVPs for every single rally that we hold for the president.” President Trump is personally very fond of holding these rallies, because his charismatic personality connects directly with the people.
“He loves it. People love being in his presence as well, so we’re very hopeful that as we head towards November we can get back to the rallies. The President is excited to do that as well, and I don’t think it would feel like a real campaign season, really, without them.”
She also pointed out how this time of quarantine has been positive for Joe Biden “to sort of be hiding away in his basement. Joe Biden is his own worst enemy. He does a lot of the work for us at the campaign. We really don’t even have to do that much when Joe’s out there, because as you know, he is a gaffe machine. A lot of times he doesn’t remember where he is, exactly what’s going on, who’s who around him. Sometimes he doesn’t know which position he’s running for. That said, I think it’s been very beneficial for Joe to be kind of hiding out right now.”
“We’ll have to see what the landscape looks like as we approach really election season and campaign season. September, October, November, we’re hopeful to get back out there on the road, but listen, if we do have to shift to something like a virtual rally, we’re looking at that option.”
Lara is “very hopeful, with fingers crossed, to get back to the good ol’ fashioned Trump rallies, and what a shame it would be in his last campaign season to not get this President out there. People love to see him, and he loves to get there at the rallies too.”