Hillary Clinton and her campaign didn’t just lose the election. Hillary’s campaign lost a record amount. In typical Hillary fashion, she lost in spectacular fashion. Her campaign lost $1.2 billion.
President-elect Donald Trump went against the grain. He claimed that there was no need to raise over $1 billion. He ended up winning the election with $600 million.
In the final weeks, the Hillary campaign tore through $131.8 million. As of November 28, there was $839,000 left in the account. During the same period Trump’s team spent $94.5 million. They are left with $7.6 million in their account.
Remember, back in June Donald Trump rebuffed critics who told him he needed to raise over a billion dollars.
“There’s no reason to raise that,” Trump responded to those claims. “I just don’t think I need nearly as much money as other people need because I get so much publicity,” Trump continued, “I get so many invitations to be on television. I get so many interviews, if I want them.”
This campaign proved that you can’t buy the presidency. With the big-time backers Hillary brought into this election, many people thought it was a done deal and she was certainly going to be the president of the United States. Instead, Trump ignited a nation and is now the President-elect.