Donald Trump's campaign raised more money in May than Hillary Clinton's did, Trump senior advisor Barry Bennett said Thursday, and he doesn't believe reports claiming that she has more money than Trump.
"We are not going to spend the money today; we are going to spend the money in the fall," Bennett told Fox News' Bill Hemmer on the "America's Newsroom"
program. "Money is not going to decide the outcome of this election."
Bennett also responded to Clinton's attacks, made during a speech Wednesday after Trump lambasted her in a speech of his own.
"I'm a numbers guy," said Bennett. "12.7 million people are on food stamps. The Obama/Clinton record is pathetic. We had 250,000 new people file for unemployment claims and the economy only created 38,000 jobs."
And while there were some critics, including CNN, that called Trump's teleprompter-assisted speech subdued and scripted, Bennett said he does not think a lot of people would call it that.
"That's Donald Trump and that's the way he talks and the American people are falling in love with it," said Bennett.
He also shot back at Clinton's comments about Trump's income tax forms, which he has not yet made public. On Wednesday, the former secretary of state said that perhaps Americans would "learn he hasn't paid taxes on his huge income."
"It's kind of funny, here is a woman, she and her husband lined their pockets in $150 million in speaking fees," said Bennett. "It's crazy. She cares far more about her own checking account than anybody else's in America, I guarantee you that."
Bennett also commented about the use of advertising in the campaign, saying that traditional negative advertising may not work.
"We are looking at two of the world's most well-known people running against each other," he said. "You are not going to be able to attack each of their personalities and behaviors because they are too well known. This election will come down to policies. It will come down to people in real pain in the Midwest and other areas."
Further, Bennett said he does not know what kind of ad there could be to make Americans "think Hillary Clinton is more dishonest than they already think she is. She has a real problem. People are not going to vote for them [Trump and Clinton] because of personalities. They are going to vote out of their personal self-interests. It's clear nobody wants four more years of Obama's economic policies."
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