Week 65: August 9-August 15, 2020

The fluctuations in this chart are all caused by Donald Trump.

You can see the day he only sent 2 emails.
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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.

Biden has been fairly steady.

Donald Trump sent a whopping 54 emails in a week, while Joe Biden sent his usual 23. Biden has been holding fairly steady week by week at that number.

It’s been up and down.

Trump has been sending over twice as many emails as Biden nearly every day except Thursday. I don’t know what triggered Trump to fall silent on Thursday, though I can’t help but wonder if it was a glitch in my email provider receiving his messages… except Friday wasn’t that much more.

Both wanted money

Interestingly, both campaigns sent a plea this week crying about how they needed to work extra hard to beat the other candidate.

Team, I’m so excited to share this update with you. We hit our 3 million grassroots donor milestone!

I want to give a special thank you to all of the folks who stepped up to make it happen. I know I speak for everyone on Team Joe when I say we’re incredibly grateful for their support.

Will you join these new members of our grassroots donor team by making your first $25 donation today? Click here to chip in.

I’m a firm believer in grassroots power, and I know this is how we’re going to beat Donald Trump. Trump may have the RNC money machine on his side, but we’ve got folks like the ones you see listed here who took a powerful step in helping us win this race.

And they couldn’t have chosen a better time to give. Trump’s team dealt us a huge blow when they outraised us last month — and that’s all money they can use to drown out our message.

So, while I’m grateful for everyone who has stepped up so far, I’m also speaking directly to you today when I say we need your help now more than ever.

We cannot afford to be outraised or outspent, and frankly, we still need a huge number of folks to make their first donation if we hope to beat Trump’s totals this month.

So, please, if it’s feasible for you today, will you chip in $25 right now to power our campaign to defeat Trump and elect Joe Biden?

Thanks so much. We really can’t do this without you.

Elana Firsht, Online Fundraising Director, Biden for President

Elana’s emails never fill me with much inspiration. Everything is about money to her: who has it, who needs it, who won’t win without it. I am a Democrat. I believe that money should not be used to buy a government position. But to Elana, money is the ONLY thing that will get a government position.

However, Elana is no Bill Stepien.

As the President’s campaign manager, I have only one goal these next few months: to get President Trump re-elected.

We can only do that if we have the proper resources, which is why I’m coming to you now.

I just went over our August fundraising numbers and we’re pacing a little behind where we should be. We have to post a HUGE number if we’re going to continue staying ahead of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and I need you to step up.

ALL GIFTS WILL BE 500%-MATCHED FOR THE NEXT HOUR!

Please contribute ANY AMOUNT in the NEXT HOUR toward our Mid-Month Goal and your gift will automatically be 500%-MATCHED. >>

President Trump said I could count on you during this time. I hope he was right.

Please contribute ANY AMOUNT IMMEDIATELY to fight for your President and for a 500%-MATCH.

Thank you,

Bill Stepien, Campaign Manager, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

Elana, at least, says she believes in me and is grateful for me. Bill fires off a little barb of guilt with “Hey, the President said you were dependable. Don’t prove him wrong.”

Both of the above emails were the “worried” one from each campaign.

While Trump continues to single me out as one special person, Biden continues to be excited for Harris joining the ticket and the convention next week. Trump’s emails focus heavily on the individual, while Biden’s emails focus on unifying us as a country.

That’s a lot of Trump praise

Rather unusually, a lot of the emails this week were praising Trump. You would think Trump’s emails are always praising Trump, but actually, they really don’t. They praise me more often than not, saying how good and awesome and loyal I am. Very few actually talk about how wonderful Trump is.

All of the emails and surveys this week, however, point to one thing in my mind: Trump is in a bad mood. Take a look at this declaration from a Trump email just yesterday:

OMG, REALLY!?

Why did he earn the prize? Well, as the email says…

President Trump has accomplished the impossible.

In a HUGE breakthrough, the United States of America, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates signed a HISTORIC Peace Agreement that will usher in a new era of peace and security in the Middle East.

Unlike past administrations, OUR President is securing peace through diplomacy, not endless wars. They said it was impossible, but as usual, President Trump got it done.

An achievement this HISTORIC deserves to be recognized – some might even say it’s NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WORTHY.

It’s no surprise that the Fake News won’t give him any credit (they NEVER do), so we’re taking matters into our own hands and launching an Official Petition to nominate President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Please add your name NOW to our Official Petition to nominate President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. >>

From trade deals to peace agreements, President Trump is the best dealmaker in HISTORY.

We want to surprise him with a HUGE list of EVERY Patriot who thinks he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his HISTORIC achievement. Will he see your name?

Please add your name TODAY to the Official Petition and to make sure President Trump sees your name on the list we send him.

Team Trump 2020

Remember when he earned a prize for talking North Korea into de-arming or something like that? Yeah, that sure worked out real well…

This petition is a pacifier for the biggest baby in the land. “Look, Mr. President, at all the people who think you totally deserve a Nobel Peace Prize! See? People like you!”

This isn’t about campaigning. This is about stroking the ego of the whiner-in-chief.

And if I had to hazard a guess…

Hmm, that’s a lot of focus on Biden’s campaign…

I think I know what upset Trump this week. He was so mean about it, that even Biden noticed and commented, once again using Trump’s fundraising emails to fundraise for himself.

There’s that little kid vocabulary again…

I don’t think Trump has ever shown his supporters Biden’s emails. I don’t think he can. Biden’s emails are so calm in comparison to Trump’s. They may be seen as weak, but they also would be seen as nice.

You can’t let your brainwashed cult see the outside world. That’s the only way you can keep them in line.

After all, all political emails are trash, right?

So close to 400

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