After his explosion of the unfairness of Joe Biden picking a strong woman as his running mate, Donald Trump seemed to retreat with his emails.
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, though I have previously been on the mailing lists of 28 Democratic candidates! This blog breaks down recent emails with charts and excerpts. If you already know all of this, feel free to skip to the next chart!
It took some time for the Trump emails to kick in, so I started officially tracking his list on July 7. I have been tracking Biden’s for longer, but I will start comparing them as of July 7. All of these emails are going to a new email, and I have not donated, filled out surveys, signed petitions, or otherwise interacted with either candidate’s emails.
The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
Joe Biden topped the inbox for the first time in a while, sending 5 emails on Thursday. Donald Trump, on the other hand, only managed 2.
Much to my surprise, Trump didn’t ask me for money at all on Thursday. He held his signed MAGA hat contest, but this time, all entries were free. (Granted, no purchase was ever necessary, but most people don’t take that out of the fine print and share it with their supporters). Trump also invited me to sign up for an exclusive opportunity: I could receive texts from the Trump campaign! This offer was ONLY for his most-dedicated supporters, so if you’ve been getting Trump texts, congratulations: he considers you one of his best supporters.
Meanwhile, Biden has been keeping up his excitement over announcing Harris as his VP choice and the upcoming convention. He and Harris both emailed to remind me that the ticket was now finalized, and could I become a founding donor of the finalized ticket?
Biden also sent an email expressing his gratitude for all of my support, and he sent a survey asking what he and Harris should be focusing on in these last few months.
Finally, Biden sent out an email with many of the convention speakers and the days they’ll be speaking. It’s interesting how many incredible Democrats are on the agenda… and how many aren’t.
I will say, ever since Biden picked Harris, I’ve been feeling a lot more upbeat and excited about the ticket. She is definitely bringing the energy that he needed, if the $48 million raised in 48 hours that he announced is anything to show for it.
And yet Trump cries, because she is so MEAN.