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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Last week, Donald Trump’s haters were stunned when he was named as the frontrunner in the GOP race. These poll results have forced everyone on all sides of the political spectrum to take Trump seriously as a presidential contender in 2016.

Trump’s naysayers have been accusing him of inflating his wealth, but he put these rumors to rest on Wednesday when he filed his financial disclosure statement. According to Mediaite, one of the financial documents Trump released to the public revealed that he has financed 95% of his campaign out of his own pocket.

Documents show that in the second quarter of this year, Trump raised a total of $1,902,410.45. $1,804,747.23 came from Trump himself, as well as an additional $4049.64, meaning that Trump has only accepted $92,249.33 in donations for his campaign.

This is in direct contrast to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who each accept millions of dollars from major companies during their campaigns. Trump, however, can more than afford to finance his campaign himself. The financial documents revealed that Trump is worth a whopping $10 billion, so should he make it to the White House, we won’t need to worry about him spending our tax dollars on lavish vacations like the Obamas do!

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