U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a rally in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
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President Donald Trump and the Republican Party raised a whopping $105 million in the second quarter as they prepare for a tough bid to keep the White House in 2020.
The president’s campaign and his joint fundraising committees with the GOP took in $54 million during the period, the Trump campaign said Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee raised $51 million.
The massive haul gives Trump and the GOP a head start over the president’s eventual Democratic challenger. Roughly two dozen Democratic candidates are scrapping for support — and dividing donors — in the early days of the party’s 2020 presidential primary.
The Trump campaign ended June with $56 million on hand — a significant store to dip into as he makes his case for a second term in the White House. The Trump campaign will likely push the cash into…