Oh boy. Thursday was the last day of the Republican National Convention, which was Donald Trump talking day (70 minute speech, anyone?). Because Trump was the center of attention, the Trump emails went OFF THE WALLS.
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.
Donald Trump sent 14 emails on Thursday.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Including the emails from the RNC that I didn’t count, I got 17 emails from his campaign in one day.
Joe Biden, on the other hand, only sent 4.
Of those 14 emails, 11 of them involved giving Trump money. One asked me to sign a card for Trump praising his amazing speech, one asked me for my opinion for his speech, and the fourteenth asked me to both sign up for his text messages and give my opinion of his presidency.
But mostly, Trump just wanted my money.
Melania Trump’s hopeful email from Wednesday was repeated again, while Nikki Haley talked about how excited she was to see Trump accept the nomination.
Biden, on the other hand, worried that he might not have enough support to go toe to toe with Trump’s money making machine, but mostly he just wanted to show Trump that he was competing evenly with him.
I don’t need Trump to tell me that eight people emailed me. I can see that. I can see the swamp in my inbox.