The Untold Story of Trump’s Grassroots Fundraising
Apr 29, 2019
RUSH: Here is Kelly in Ogden, Utah. You’re next. It’s great to have you. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you very much, Professor Limbaugh. I just wanted to say that people are already voting for President Trump with their wallets. I read an article in the paper the other day that said the Trump campaign has gathered in $30 million in the first quarter of this year.
RUSH: Oh, it’s up to over 70 now.
CALLER: Is it now?
CALLER: And $170 million since 2017. That people… Whatever the fake news wants to say, people are already voting with their wallets. Like you said, nobody is gonna turn us off about Trump except Trump, and he ain’t about to do that.
RUSH: That’s exactly right. Nobody can destroy Trump except Trump. The media can’t do it, and nobody else can.
RUSH: Now, let me give you the update on this.
RUSH: Trump has collected, at this stage of the campaign for reelection, 21 times the money Obama had raised and collected at this same point in Obama’s reelection for 2012. But here is the stunning number. (This is off the top of my head. I’ve got the story buried here in the Stack.) The vast… Are you ready? The vast majority of donations are for $200 or less. Now, it’s 21 times the money Obama’s raised, and it’s higher than the DNC has at this point, too.
They don’t have a candidate. So you know, you have to compare it to each individual candidate, and they are divvying up the grand total of Democrat donations with so many candidates out there. But no matter how you slice it, Trump is still way head. But with so many, so much of that total being from people donating $200 or less, that is a heck of a lot of people.
And that statistic has got Democrats scratching their heads. Remember, in their minds, everybody hates Trump like they do! I want to have more on this. I’ve gotta take a break here. But what the Democrats are slowly awakening to — which has been a theme, if you will, of today’s program — has got to be just depressing as it can be for these people. I will explain when we get back.
RUSH: This is unbelievable. Ninety-nine percent of donors to Trump (with a record about right now) are of $200 or less. Ninety-nine percent. Folks, that alone… The Democrats have not taken time to understand any of you or any other Trump supporters. They just hold you in contempt, and I’m not exaggerating. They blame you more than they blame Trump, and they think you’re stupid, you’re idiotic, you’re hayseeds, you’re tobacco-chewing, missing-your-two-front-teeth, shotgun people. They hate you. They hold you in great contempt.
And when they hear stats like this, it’s just gonna drive ’em bonkers because in their minds, they think they’re the ones that have people fooled into thinking they care about them, Democrats care about them. Now, here’s the thing. If you’re the Democrat Party, if you’re any of these hapless Democrat presidential candidates — if you’re any of the Democrats in the House and the Senate in the leadership like Pelosi, Chuck You Schumer, you’re got that idiot Pencil Neck, all of these people, Senator Dick Durbin — you’re sitting there and for the last two years…
Nope. Make it the last three. For the last three years, you’ve had it right in the palm of your hand, getting rid of Donald Trump. “Trump’s a traitor! Trump colluded with Russia! Mueller is gonna prove it. Mueller is our savior. Mueller is gonna show these stupid, idiot Trump voters who he really is, and they’re gonna abandon Trump when they find out that he’s a traitor. He’s a Russian agent,” and they believed all of this. They may not have at first, but they got so immersed in it, they cannot…
Like I told you, I can watch this smut on TV, this depraved stuff, and have boundaries and have it not affect me. I don’t become it. They became this insanity. They became all of this, and now it’s gone. The bottom has fallen out. The media has openly lied to people for 2-1/2, three years, and now where are the Democrats? Better yet, where’s Trump? Trump is presiding over a great economy. Do you know this: The American savings right is even going up! People are saving money again. How about unemployment?
Not to mention the economy. Record low African-American unemployment. Record low! All-time record low Hispanic and African-American unemployment. This is true of every demographic — women, one-armed amputees in Soho, you name it — and Trump is carrying the day. Not to mention the fact that we have a president now who makes no bones about the fact that the most important place on earth to him is the United States, not the United Nations.
Something as simple as Make America Great Again is translated into something that every American voting for Trump believes in and wants to happen. Nobody on the Trump team is embarrassed of his or her country. We love our country. We understand all of its benefits and pluses. We understand the glorious opportunities presented here. We understand how fortunate we are to be Americans — and, yeah, we understand some of the problems, but we don’t look at those as disqualifiers.
The left looks at all of this stuff from the past that’s been fixed as disqualifiers in the conversation about whether or not America’s exceptional, whether America is great. We have a repositioning of American enemies. We’re no longer in bed with Iran trying to help them get a nuclear weapon! We are sanctioning Iran. We’re doing everything we can to make it tough on them. The same thing with the ChiComs and the Norks! What are the Democrats gonna run against that? What in the world…? If that’s what you’ve gotta campaign against, what do you campaign against?
How do you run against an inarguably great economy? How do you run against record-low unemployment? And let’s not even… Well, let’s do. Let’s throw immigration into this, and Trump’s supporters know exactly where he is on this. When he talks about taking illegal immigrants and putting them in sanctuary cities, everybody applauds because we understand the point. So what do the Democrats run on? That Trump is human debris, or that Barr knows that Mueller found collusion and is covering is up.
They’ve got nothing to run on except more hatred and more lies and more character assassination. And look at… They’re saying stupid things. Beto O’Rourke, $5 trillion climate change program? Some of the things these people are coming up with, pro-socialism and so forth to differentiate themselves? They are demonstrating they’ve literally got nothing to run on, and Politico acknowledges this today. “Democrats Sweat Trump’s Economy.” Quote, “We don’t really have a robust national message right now.”
That’s one “top Democrat,” not named here. “One top Democrat fears that all this could be a recipe for disaster in 2020.” The Barron’s survey thinks that Trump wins in a landslide. I tell you, folks… Look, I’m not counting chickens yet. Don’t misunderstand. I’m the guy that says you can’t predict this stuff. Polling data doesn’t mean anything right now because way too much that we can’t predict is going to happen. So a poll today doesn’t really mean anything other than give you an idea of what certain people are thinking right now.
But we’re still too far out. But on the ground where elections are won and lost, the Democrats have heap big doo-doo, and their media is getting more and more insane as they get more and more frustrated at their inability to damage and take out Trump. So expect more of the same. They’re not gonna slow down and say, “You know what? We need to recalibrate here. This isn’t working.” They’re gonna keep piling it on, the people that thought Michael Avenatti would be a great Democrat presidential candidate, like those at CNN!
RUSH: I want to tell you one other thing. I want you to imagine something. You think Barack Obama in his third year in office could have hosted a rally like Trump did Saturday night and drawn tens of thousands of people like Trump did? I submit to you that there isn’t anybody, especially on the Democrat side, who could do it.
You’re probably saying, “Well, so what, Rush.” No. It indicates grassroots. This is Wisconsin, supposedly Democrat territory, but it isn’t anymore. All of the signs of Trump grassroots support hasn’t evaporated, hasn’t gone anywhere, despite what the media would like you to believe. They want you to believe, their narrative every day is that everybody realizes what a dunderhead Trump is, everybody realizes what a mistake Trump was, everybody now is embarrassed they voted for him.
That’s the picture they paint. That’s what they want everybody believing. And they think that they’re succeeding with it. Why, I don’t know, but they do think so. When a rally like that happens, I guarantee you that sends ’em for a loop as well.