[Trump's] spent only $12.4 million since then, with $6.9 million of that coming in the last three months of the year, according to his FEC report.I’m disappointed to learn that Trump hasn’t wholly funded his campaign from profits off hat sales, with a tidy sum left over to buy him a solid gold house and a rocket car.
A significant portion of that, $940,000, was spent on campaign paraphernalia, including yard signs, bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts and, of course, hats. In fact, about $450,000 ― or nearly 7 percent of all Trump’s fourth-quarter spending ― went towards hats, presumably including the now-iconic hats bearing Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
That’s more money than the campaign paid its data vendor L2 (which received $235,000 for “research consulting”) or than it spent on strategy consulting ($281,000). It’s almost as much as the campaign spent on field consulting ($551,000) or payroll ($518,000).