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Donald Trump: Raising A Billion Dollars Won't Be Necessary, “I Have A Big Voice, I Go On Shows Like Yours, I Explain The Truth. And People Seem To Go Along With It”

From the May 4 edition of NBC's Nightly News with Lester Holt:

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LESTER HOLT (HOST): You've been proud of the fact that you've self-funded your campaign to this point. You talk about donations can have bad influence. There's a super PAC being formed now to support you. Where do you stand now, as you move into the expensive general election campaign? Will you accept donations?

TRUMP: Well, I don't know, first of all, about super PACS. I know that people maybe like me and formed a super PAC, but I have nothing to do with it. As you know, I'm not allowed to have anything to do with it. So we'll see what happens. As far as the campaign, I'm making decisions right now, but probably will work with the Republican National Committee, raise a lot of money and go out and beat Hillary. We're going to try to raise over $1 billion which is what's going to be necessary. The Democrats maybe will get as high as $2 billion. But we want to raise up to $1 billion, maybe even over that. I'm not even sure that's necessary, because I have a big voice, I go on shows like yours, I explain the truth. And people seem to go along with it. You look at the victories that I've had over 16 people that are senators and governors and high-level people, and one by one, they're gone. And we'll see what happens now. But I think Hillary actually will be easier to beat than many of the senators, governors, et cetera, that we just were victorious with.


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