How Will Trump’s Lack of Campaign Funds Hurt Him?

Donald Trump’s ‘huge and not widely understood’ disadvantage via MSNBC

Donald Trump’s ‘huge and not widely understood’ disadvantage
via MSNBC

Why Is Donald Trump Begging for Money as If He’s Broke? via The Atlantic

Why Is Donald Trump Begging for Money as If He’s Broke?
via The Atlantic

THE BASICS: The Trump campaign is trailing the Clinton campaign by tens of millions of dollars and Steve Benen of MSNBC states that while Trump receives tons of free airtime from the media, that financial disadvantage will keep him from being able to control his messaging, whereas The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf explains that Trump’s financial deficit causes him to become dependent on the Republican National Committee and therefore, less appealing to voters who want a financially independent presidential candidate.