Donald Trump Says He Won’t Self-Fund General Election Campaign

The soon-to-be nominee is reneging on a core campaign tenant.

“I’ll be putting up money, but won’t be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries,” Trump told the WSJ.

A campaign official confirmed to ABC News, as first reported by the WSJ, that Trump will tap into his vast personal Rolodex to shore up his campaign so that it will be able to compete in a general election.

"We will probably take small contributions," he said. "I don't want to have anybody have any influence over me, that I can tell you."

Trump has insisted for months that he is financing his own campaign, and he has loaned himself most of the dollars he spent in the primary, though his campaign website has a prominent link at which voters can donate.

The New York businessman, who did receive some small donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March, according to WSJ.

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