The candidate of the money is not what we think. Hillary Clinton was massively mobilized elites, especially financial. Donald Trump was able to use his personal fortune, but the Republican candidate failed to win the favor of wealthy conservative donors such as the Koch brothers or the casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who nevertheless support the Republicans at the local level . Even Bernie Sanders, unsuccessful candidate in the Democratic primary, garnered almost as much money as it ($ 228 million).
Vincent Michelot is a professor of political history of the United States at Sciences-Po Lyon. To Match, it illuminates the complexity of the relationship between money and overseas policy.
Newsoftheworld.top. Why is there a difference so marked between the amounts collected by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
Vincent Michelot. Donald Trump has made a strategic choice since the primaries. It is based both on social networks and the dissemination of its message through a coverage "free" by the press. This is one reason why his rhetoric is often one of provocation. Unlike Clinton, he has little invested in the purchase of advertising space in the media, building on the old slogan "All publicity is good publicity." Moreover, his campaign is also organized into very large rallies which also offer him media coverage at little cost.