According to financial filings from the Save America Joint Fundraising Committee, Trump's main political fundraising vehicle, the committee raised only $4,951,463 since 29 November 2022. Analysis carried out by the Huffington Post also shows that Trump made just $2.4 million in the week after he announced his 2024 campaign – a fraction of the figures he was able to raise during his first campaign. In the fortnight that followed, this number dropped to $2 million and then $1.2 million.
An anonymous Republican consultant speaking to HuffPost said: "[Trump's] timing was so poor. He announced at the exact time of the depression in fundraising for the entire party."
The Save America Joint Fundraising Committee isn't Trump's only committee though. His campaign officially entered 2023 with $3 million in the bank, a sharp drop from the $19 million his 2020 campaign had at the same point in that election cycle.
However, Trump's PAC Save America began 2023 with $18.3 million, while his super political action committee (PAC) Make America Great Again Inc reportedly had $54 million after spending $15 million on the midterm elections in October. Given the super PAC was reportedly started to raise funds for Republican candidates during the midterms, some people believe that $15 million, which represented just 20% of the committee's total assets, was an inadequate donation.