A new super PAC formed to support Donald Trump has secured $32 million in commitments on the same day that it filed its registration papers, a longtime associate to the billionaire said Thursday.
Tom Barrack, a Los Angeles developer, told CNN that the Rebuilding America Now super PAC raised the money from four donors in five telephone calls. He recently hosted Trump's first major fundraiser.
The group filed its registration documents with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, Barrack told Erin Burnett. Among those behind the super PAC are Ken McKay and Lori Gay.
McKay, the former campaign manager to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is a Trump campaign senior adviser, CNN reports
"A lot of people are starting to turn the corner," Barrack told Burnett. "What they've been waiting for is this idea of whether Donald is going to act more presidential.
"Is he going to pivot on the issues. And as time goes on, and they have more faith in the fact that he's making good judgments — and they become more furious with the establishment, which is really the key here — they become interested.
Barrack, who said that he has known Trump for 40 years, said that donors are stepping up because they are frustrated with the current political establishment.
"The playbook is different," with Trump running for the nomination, he told Burnett. "That playbook doesn't exist anymore.
"You have a gigantic segment of America who is fed up, who hasn't played in this game before," Barrack continued. "It's about changing America.
"And whether Donald becomes president or not, this dialogue, this debate, we need to fund and fuel because it's the way our stupid system works."
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