President Donald Trump's campaign has a massive war chest, raising millions a month. Notably, however, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has outraised Trump for two straight months. Nevertheless, the Trump campaign still enjoyed record fundraising hauls during that time as well.
Biden's increase in fundraising may be why the Trump campaign appears to be doubling down on text messages and emails to supporters, but the incessant messages are turning many of their recipients off.
Some of the messages are downright insulting, appearing to guilt voters who don't appreciate being treated as gullible.
Among those fed up with the messages is author and Trump supporter Kurt Schlichter.
Don’t ever again send me a text that treats me like an idiot. I am hearing from A LOT of supporters of the Presid… https://t.co/XGafsRaWcV— Kurt Schlichter (@Kurt Schlichter)1594414451.0
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale insisted that the screenshotted text wasn't from the Trump campaign, not acknowledging that the donation URL leads to WinRed, the preferred fundraising platform from the Trump campaign.
@KurtSchlichter @GOPChairwoman @realDonaldTrump That’s not a Trump text. We are 88022.— Brad Parscale (@Brad Parscale)1594421563.0
Parscale's defense aside, the President's own supporters are becoming weary of the repeated messages, many of which are phrased to guilt the reader into coughing up more dough.
Yep, people are upset by these texts. They find them rude and desperate. And interestingly, it looks like certain… https://t.co/GAZlQVnJdD— John Cardillo (@John Cardillo)1594415830.0
This is the crap I am bombarded with daily from 88022. Stop pic.twitter.com/v97MDUdAn8
— Holly Clev 🇺🇸 (@HollywoodRt17) July 10, 2020
My husband and I were just talking about the texts. We donate to our President and we don't appreciate these guilt texts daily.
— Kaby🔴Trump2020🇺🇸 Parler: KAGSouth4trump (@KAGSouth4Trump) July 10, 2020
These are from the past couple days. They use “friend" in a passive aggressive way. I still obviously support Trump but I'm not feeling these texts at all pic.twitter.com/oEXFJ5gVaC
— Jax White (@JaxWhite17) July 11, 2020
Please explain. I support Trump 3000% or more and Q. I believe the plan. However: I keep getting texts and emails to donate - I'd love to and would have pre - Kung Flu but this is where I am now and my response to all the texts:
— Laura Garri (@LauraGarri2) July 14, 2020
They are VERY annoying! I've donated & will get a text the same day telling me I haven't! I'm on disability & can only afford like $3 as it is! And I didn't qualify for the stimulus on top of all that! I support Pres Trump but really enough of the begging!
— IM4Him (@im4_him) July 11, 2020
They are sending a lot of this type of text message. Someone needs to fix this because they are extremely rude. I'm concerned it will hurt President Trump's re-election. Have Fox News report on it.
— Tracey Mcloughlin (@traceymcloughl1) July 11, 2020
It's starting to feel like harassment. I'm happy to support the campaign whenever I can afford, but I'm getting one of these texts every hour.
— Debra McGuire (@DebraMc85536001) July 10, 2020
Trump's detractors who signed up for texts when jokingly reserving tickets for Trump's rallies have noticed the excess as well.
🖐😭 https://t.co/Ly81dwPAPk— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1594609880.0
PT BLARNUM: White collar crime expert @TracyGreen and I document the predatory, scammy, misleading campaign texts/a… https://t.co/3BYCLQWxGY— Heidi Cuda (@Heidi Cuda)1594613909.0
You know how desperate Trump is? I signed up for free tickets to his rally that I’m not going to and I get about 10… https://t.co/0MjVL85Pwo— Jude (@Jude)1594332573.0
People can't stop mocking the campaign's apparent desperation.
@ProjectLincoln Got this today. VIP Patriot haha https://t.co/rQ4ULwtPqL— Erick Lowenstein (@Erick Lowenstein)1594610011.0
@ProjectLincoln But did you get sent this diploma. I mean my mind was blown https://t.co/LIZPJ6HZsl— George Henderson (@George Henderson)1594610440.0
@ProjectLincoln Parscale sure knows how to attract young voters.😂— Leslie All In 4 Biden 🇺🇲 (@Leslie All In 4 Biden 🇺🇲)1594646309.0
Last year, three Minnesotans sued the Trump campaign for violating their privacy with text messages advertising his rally.