Since the beginning of his campaign, Donald Trump has bragged about the fact that he’s self-funding his campaign. However, according to Politico, the Trump campaign received $3.7 million “unsolicited donations” during the third quarter.
Trump has contributed to his campaign through in-kind gifts and loans. He made $100,000 in-kind contributions to his campaign, in addition to the $1.8 million loan. Trump can pay himself back for the loan with campaign funds at any point.
Also, Trump’s businesses, including Trump Tower, Trump Restaurants and the Trump Corp., have charged rent to the campaign.