Re: Trump's Fundraising Request

Mr. Trump,

Thank you for reaching out to me with the opportunity to help fuel your campaign.

It probably comes as no surprise to you, I'm not in the position of giving things away. In fact, as I age I'm doing all I can to get better at making really good deals. Because of that penchant for making good deals, I'm learning to discern between winning investments and losers --- but also getting adequate compensation for the amount of risk I'm taking.


While it seems clear you find your offer to match my contribution 1:1 is generous, I disagree. You see, you own the campaign and I have no real upside financially if I help fund your campaign on its way to victory. 

While some might be tempted to point to your enormous personal wealth as a reason a middle-class American should not feel any obligation to donate to your campaign. I don't think this is the proper tact. Rather, I insist that we look at campaigns the same way we would look at any investment - through the lens of return on investment and best alternative to a negotiated settlement.

In fact, a good case can be made that you're a long-shot at best right now. It seems that the 1:1 ratio you suggest is not even close to being a winning deal for my camp.

That said, I won't be funding your opponent either. In fact, I consider the time I've invested in learning about both you and Mrs. Clinton a sunk cost that I will never recoup. While I wish you the best in your efforts, your offer at this point is just not intriguing enough to have me reaching for my wallet.

Thank you for the opportunity and I certainly look forward to any counter proposals you see fit to make.




On Jun 21, 2016, at 11:00 AM, "Donald J. Trump" <Donald.J.Trump@donaldjtrump.com> wrote:



XXX







This is the first fundraising email I have ever sent on behalf of my campaign. That's right. The FIRST ONE

And, I'm going to help make it the most successful introductory fundraising email in modern political history by personally matching every dollar that comes in WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS, up to $2 million! 

XXX, this means any donation you make between $1 and $2,700 (the maximum allowable contribution) will be matched, dollar-for-dollar. 

Help make history by giving one of the amounts below:













Even without this match, this initial effort would have been the most successful first fundraising email in history. I am certain of this. But let me tell you why I decided to match your donations. 

The Democrats are desperate, and they're throwing everything they have at me. They just keep failing and losing. 

Now they've sent out a very nasty email attacking me, all to raise a measly $250,000. They even promise that a group of "all-star Democrats" will match every dollar raised. 

They will say and do anything to elect Hillary Clinton, but I am standing in the way. 


We can't let her back into the White House ever again. 

The bottom line – Crooked Hillary has been a DISASTER for our country, and we must win against her XXX. 

Let's make history again, and keep winning, by making this the most successful first fundraising email ever


Let's show the liberals, the professional pundits, and the Washington establishment that this campaign IS NOT ABOUT ME. It's a movement of hardworking, patriotic people who want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Best Wishes, 

Donald J. Trump
Candidate for President of the United States 

P.S. Help me make my first ever fundraising email the most successful fundraising email ever sent in the history of modern politics. Remember, I will PERSONALLY match your donation, but we must receive it WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS






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