After debate, Trump says he raised $13 mln

By AFP   September 27, 2016 | 05:15 pm PT
After debate, Trump says he raised $13 mln
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. Photo by Reuters/Lucas Jackson
He tweeted with the hashtag #MAGA, referring to his slogan "Make America Great Again".

A day after his debate clash with Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump said he had raised $13 million for his White House campaign.

Clinton was calm and well-prepared and, according to many analysts, victorious in the first presidential debate against Trump on Monday night, ahead of the November 8 election.

"In the last 24 hrs. we have raised over $13mln from online donations and National Call Day, and we're still going! Thank you America! #MAGA," the Republican tweeted. MAGA refers to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."

It was a big fundraising haul for the Republican billionaire, who has spent a lot of his own money on his campaign.

In August, Hillary Clinton raised $143 million dollars for her campaign to become the first woman U.S. president and for the Democratic Party. Trump brought in $90 million.

This first of three presidential debates was watched by more than 80 million people, U.S. media reported, citing an early Nielsen tally.

Clinton's showing injected new energy into her campaign, as the 68-year-old mixed appeals to women and families and Hispanics, and touted her vast experience in public service.

Trump, 70, weathered allegations of bigotry and sexism to triumph in a vicious Republican primary campaign, and now has a real shot at being sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on January 20.

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