Hillary Clinton will spend "a billion dollars of Wall Street money and money from the Middle East" on her campaign, Donald Trump said Tuesday, but he doesn't want to do that.
"We want to keep it lean," the presumptive GOP nominee told Fox News' "Fox & Friends"
program. "I'm not looking to spend all this money. I hear people spend a billion dollars. How do you spend a billion dollars? It's impossible. Politicians are the only ones who can spend a billion dollars."
And Clinton, he said, has "a lot of money from the Middle East. She's got money from people you don't want her to have money from, but she'll spend more than a billion dollars. I don't want to do that.
"In New Hampshire and other states I spent a tiny fraction of what other people spent and I won in a landslide. I like that much better."
According to new reports, Clinton cut back in May on her campaign spending
and has built up a stockpile of $42 million in cash for her general election fight, and she has already used $23.3 million of it to fund ads against Trump in eight key swing states where Trump has yet to have a TV presence. Meanwhile, the reports said, Trump's campaign has less than $2 million
Trump told Fox News Tuesday that he spent $55 million of his own money in the primary elections, and bought very little advertising.
"I did a lot of work, I worked very hard and we did have those rallies — those rallies were amazing, they were the most attended rallies, far bigger than Bernie Sanders' rallies and he was second," said Trump.
But, said Trump, he needs support from Republicans, claiming that he gets "more support from the Democrats than the Republicans. I have so much tremendous support from congressmen and senators and other people, but we do need support."
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and his group have "been terrific," said Trump, "but it would be nice to have full support from people in office. I mean, full verbal support. Now, with all of that be said, I may go in a different route if things don't happen."
Trump said that this past weekend, he raised $12 million in stops in Las Vegas, Texas, and Arizona for the Republican Party, not himself.
"I can go a different route, I can just spend my own money," said Trump. "I have a lot of cash and I can do like I did with the other, spend money on myself and go happily along and I think I win that way.
"Many people think I do better that way, by being more of the insurgent, the outsider and not working along. But I want to work along because the RNC has been terrific. Reince Priebus has been terrific. It is all coming together."
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