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‘Self-funding’ no more? CNN: Trump may court donors if he wins GOP nomination

Well, this is … interesting:

More from CNN’s Sara Murray:

Donald Trump — who has attracted voters with his pledge to fund his campaign from his own bank account — intends to reverse course and raise money in the general election if he wins the Republican nomination, according to a source familiar with the plan.

Trump and his staff have told some individuals — including potential donors — that as soon as the billionaire businessman secures the nomination, he will pivot and begin fundraising for a general election fight, the source said.

In the event that he wins, Trump will have to quickly scale up his campaign — particularly if he’s competing nationwide against Hillary Clinton’s behemoth political organization. In private conversations, Trump and his aides have acknowledged that the Republican Party will need to be well-funded for the general election, and that Trump will work with the party to ensure that’s the case.

Now might be a good time for a flashback:

Will he “keep doing” it? Many are skeptical that he ever did it to begin with:

If CNN’s report is accurate, will this have any effect on the Trump campaign’s momentum going forward?

Aside from some Trump supporters who refuse to be swayed by the report:

Many tweeters aren’t in any rush to give Trump the benefit of the doubt:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/03/03/self-funding-no-more-cnn-trump-may-court-donors-if-he-wins-gop-nomination/

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