Friday was a very slow day for both campaigns, so Donald Trump kicked it into overdrive on Monday.
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 12 emails on Monday, while Joe Biden only sent 2 emails.
Monday marked the 50-days-until-the-election point, which means both campaigns were asking for money. Trump had a new “club” I could join: the first 50 donors on the 50-days-out ask would be put into a list that would be printed out and framed for Trump. It’s called the “50 Days Out Presidential Donor List.” It’s exactly like the 100 Days Out Presidential Donor List email, except find/replace 100 with 50.
Trump also offered me stemless wine glasses etched with a heart that had TRUMP written inside (high sell-out risk, top supporters only), a signed, personalized photo, and membership into the Trump 100 Club and the Trump 1000 Club.
Biden, meanwhile, was worried that he was behind on his fundraising goals. If he fell behind now, he may never catch up. In a race this crucial, every last voter was critical, and every last dollar given will help expand his lead.
That’s not a mistake: there was an email sent where I marked Trump’s emotional tone as “grateful.” Unlike Biden’s gratitude, however, which is directed at his supporters, Trump’s gratitude was directed at… Trump himself.
No one works harder for the American People than OUR President – he will never stop working to Make American Great Again or stop fighting to uphold our values, but he can’t do it alone.Lara Trump, Senior Advisor, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
Thank you, Trump, for working hard for the American people?
Of course, gratitude from the Trump camp, even Trump-focused gratitude, can only last so long. The next email was a vile attack on
the rightful president Hillary Clinton.
They really can’t forgive Hillary for “letting” them steal the election, can they? That’s okay, though. Trump is finally starting to consider his debate prep strategy…
Can you meet me in Washington, DC?
The FIRST Presidential Debate is coming up soon and I could really use the help of one of my BEST supporters, like YOU, to prepare. I’m inviting YOU to meet in the Nation’s capital so we can discuss what my debate strategy will be.
I am only reaching out to a few Patriots that I trust with this information, so please, do not share this email, Amy.
You want me to help your prepare for the debates?
I really don’t think you want that…