Donald Trump‘s campaign trails Hillary Clinton‘s campaign in available funds as summer begins. It’s a whopping difference, according to CNN: Clinton has $42 million and Trump $1.3 million. The differential startles some GOP onlookers, who fear Trump may not be able to close the gap given a NeverTrump contingent among the Republican fundraising faithful.
But if Trump’s declaration of his own net worth is accurate, he could personally close the $41 million gap without much strain. Trump’s most recent Personal Financial Disclosure form lists his net worth at $10 billion. That means Trump could level the financial playing field between his and Clinton’s campaigns by putting just 0.41 percent — less than half of one percent — of his money into his own campaign. For comparison: it’s as if you had $100 and gave up forty-one cents, a small price to draw even. Many, however, including billionaire Mark Cuban, have cast doubts on Trump’s net worth claims.