Look out, Bernie Sanders! Donald Trump is closing in. According to a Federal Election Commission report filed Thursday, Trump received 72 percent of his campaign cash from donations of $200 or less.
That comes to about $2.8 million of the $3.9 million he has raised so far.
In terms of percent of support from small donors, the billionaire is now second to Sanders, who has received 77 percent of his haul from donations of $200 or less. Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush received mostly bigger-sized donations.
When he announced his candidacy in June, Trump said he didn’t “need anybody’s money.”
“I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich,” Trump said.
When he filed the previous FEC report in July, Trump disclosed that he had donated about $1.8 million to his own campaign, which made up almost all of his campaign funds. This time, however, Trump donated only about $100,000 to himself, signaling that his campaign is no longer funded by his own money.