President Trump announced by far his biggest cash haul of the 2020 campaign in June, bringing in $131 million between his campaign and the Republican National Committee, showing that his money machine continues to hum even as he has slipped in the polls.
The Trump campaign said that it now had $295 million in the bank, a formidable financial advantage entering the summer months, and that it had raised nearly $950 million over the last two years.
Mr. Trump had a tumultuous month of June, which began with the nationwide protests in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police. It included the forceful and widely criticized clearing of peaceful protesters outside the White House for a photo-op; the release of a scalding book by Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton; the ousting of the United State attorney for the Southern District of New York; Mr. Trump’s first rally since the coronavirus pandemic, in Tulsa, Okla., which failed to fill the arena; and a series of tweets from the president, including one over the weekend that was later deleted in which a supporter shouted “white power,” that renewed charges of racism.
None of that slowed the flow of money. Nor did multiple national polls showing Mr. Trump trailing by double digits, including a New York Times/Siena College survey that had Mr. Biden at 50 percent and Mr. Trump at 36 percent.
Mr. Trump’s campaign said it had set a single-day record for online fund-raising on his birthday, collecting $14 million. The full $131 million sum came as Mr. Trump only held two fund-raising events for the month.
The total is more than Mr. Trump and the R.N.C. ever raised in a single month in 2016.
“The Trump campaign’s monumental June fund-raising haul proves that people are voting with their wallets, and that enthusiasm behind President Trump’s re-election is only growing,” said Brad Parscale, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager.
Fund-raising figures are not required to be publicly released until mid-July. Mr. Trump’s campaign released its numbers on July 1 in what appeared to be a political show of force. Mr. Biden has not yet released his June figures, but they are expected to be his strongest month of the campaign as well; he raised $80.8 million in May.