KISS OF DEATH COUNTDOWN: 8 Days Left
October 16, 2023
"FEC reports were made public on Sunday and Ron DeSanctimonious has some explaining to do.
In just the quarter alone, DeSanctus spent over $1.5 million on private jet travel amid cratering poll numbers, laying off staffers, and resetting his campaign for the fifth time.
Contrast that with President Trump’s dominating fundraising numbers powered by the grassroots and everyday Americans, it’s clear there is only one candidate who can beat Crooked Joe Biden in 2024.
POLITICO sums it up best with their line: 'Former President Donald Trump continues to blow his GOP primary opponents out of the water — not just in the polls, but at the bank.'
Rob, soon you’ll be back to flying coach, eating peanuts and pretzels, with no more donor money fueling your new jet-setting lifestyle. And sadly, we’re not aware of any airline serving pudding cups and cold, stale chicken fingers!"
—Steven Cheung, Trump spokesperson
On August 24, 2023, Always Back Down consultant Jeff Roe gave Ron DeSanctimonious 60 days to "beat Trump."
With a little more than one week left, Ron DeSanctimonious is hell-bent on hitting rock bottom.
While his candidacy has completely stalled out, Ron has decided to spend the last remaining bucks of his donor's cash to fly in style. According to FEC filings, Ron spent more than $1.5 million in private jets even as his campaign faces bankruptcy.
The $24.5 million that poured into Trump’s main campaign account from July to September during the third quarter of the year amounts to more than double the amount collected by the campaign of his closest rival in fundraising, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis took in a little more than $11 million through his main campaign account during the third quarter and spent almost all of it. His campaign spending and high burn rate have been the subject of intense scrutiny as he tries to persuade wealthy GOP donors that he is the viable alternative to Trump.
If one thing is clear from DeSanctus' FEC report, it's that Ron is willing to fire a third of his staff or more, before he gives up his lavish trips on private jets—even as donations dry up.
Though it's not all bad news for Ron, he's finally matching up with someone his own size.
DeSanctus will appear at a NewsNation "2024 Presidential Forum" alongside... Ada Hutchinson.
Break a leg, Ron!
WASHINGTON POST — Trump swamps rivals with huge cash haul while DeSantis fundraising slows