This is historically bad.
Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, having beat out the rest of the field, but his campaign for POTUS isn't going as well as it seems…
That's because thousands of wealthy Republican campaign donors — people who have given LOTS of money to previous GOP candidates for President like Mitt Romney — are withholding their money from the controversial candidate.
For one, USA TODAY found that just 29 people who contributed to a campaign supporting Romney last election cycle — out of 1,400 total contributors — have given money to Trump this time around. That's less than 2% of previous donors reaching out to the current GOP candidate, which… YIKES!!
We already know how big Trump's money problems are during this campaign, but if he can't get Republican donors and wealthy backers to help him along the trail, he is in big trouble.
The way Trump tells it, he claims he's running a successful campaign on a shoestring budget and he'll do the same with the government, but actual campaign experts just don't see it the same way.
Charles Spies, a Republican lawyer who has long worked for political action committee to raise funds for GOP candidates, went all in on The Donald to USA TODAY about the terrible fundraising situation: