U.S President Donald Trump conducted his first ever virtual fundraiser on June 21 which fetched him a whopping $20 million. Trump who is seeking re-election to office under a Republican Party ticket, received over 300,000 donations.
This campaign was held on Zoom platform where his supporters across the country participated in a Zoom call with a contest winner.
On the other hand, Trump’s competitor under Democratic Party ticket Joe Biden has conducted several virtue fundraising. Late last month, Former U.S President Barrack Obama conducted a virtual fundraiser for Biden which fetched $11 million for the presidential hopeful.
Over 175,000 individuals participated on Biden’s virtue fundraiser held on June 23. On the virtue fundraiser former President Obama criticized President Trump for exploiting existing divisions among Americans.
Citing filings published by Federal Election Commission, in the month of June President Trump raised $55.2 million for his campaign which was lower compared to the $63.4 million raised by Biden for his campaigns in the same month.
This is the second month Biden has raised more campaign cash in a month compared to Trump. In May Biden’s campaign team raised $80.8 million. This was the highest ever amount raised by the team in a month and it was the first time Biden had raise more cash than Trump who raised $74 million in the same month.