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DONALD is considering spending up to $100million (£77.4million) in a bid to secure his re-election in November.

PUBLISHED: 01:18, Wed, Sep 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:33, Wed, Sep 9, 2020

The president is currently trailing his Democratic rival Joe Biden in national opinion polls. In 2016 Mr spent $66million (£50.9million) of his personal fortune to secure re-election.

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However, it is highly unusual for a sitting president to make substantial contributions to their own re-election campaign.

Mr made the surprise announcement to reporters at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington before departing to deliver a speech in Florida.

Speaking to the assembled journalists he said: “If I have to, I would. But we don’t have to.”

The president added he will do “whatever it takes” to ensure he is re-elected in November.

TrumpDonald could put up to $100 million towards his re-election campaign (Image: GETTY)

Trump addressing supporters in North Carolina (Image: GETTY)

In August Mr Biden’s campaign hit a new record by raising $365million (£281.6million) in one month.

The previous high, $193million (£148.9million), was hit by Barack Obama in 2008.

Mr ’s campaign has yet to disclose how much it raised in August.

However, the Republicans claim they raised over $76million (£58.6million) during the four day Republican National Convention.

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Trump supporters await the President's arrival in Florida (Image: GETTY)


Speaking to Bloomberg Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for the campaign, refused to comment on whether there have been internal discussions on Mr donating his own money.

However, he said: “President ’s fundraising is breaking records and we are paying close attention to the budget, allowing us to invest twice as much from

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