In the first three weeks of October, Trump gave his campaign only $30,682, bringing his total self-funding to $56.1 million. The minuscule donation came in the form of six in-kind contributions for rent and payroll.
"I'm spending a lot of money," he said. "I will be over $100 million and it could be much more than that."
This means Trump also hasn’t fulfilled any promises to match, double and triple campaign contributions made on Oct. 1, as promised in a fundraising e-mail his campaign sent that day.
Records show donors gave $165,829 on Oct.1. But Trump hasn’t come close to matching that number, let alone doubling or tripling it, through the campaign filing period on Oct. 19.
From now until Election Day, candidates need to report any contributions over $1,000 to federal election officials within 48 hours. This means that if Trump gives or loans himself any money from this point, he’ll need to make it public within two days. This rule will remain in effect until November 6 at 12:01 a.m.
The Trump campaign spent a broad $49.2 million over the first three weeks of October, while raising only $28.9 million –- a burn rate of 170 percent.