Trump reportedly raised at least $11 million since Tuesday

Story highlights

  • Trump had a fundraiser Tuesday night in NYC
  • It raised $6 million for Trump and the Republican National Committee, said his son, Eric

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump and his joint fundraising committee have raised at least $11 million since Tuesday morning, Republicans said Wednesday, a tremendously quick haul that comes amid concerns about his fundraising ability.

Trump Victory, the joint fundraising account with the Republican National Committee, and Trump's official campaign raised $5 million online since Tuesday morning, when it sent one of its first fundraising pitches to its email list, according to Sean Spicer, an RNC spokesman.
That does not include the $2 million that Trump himself has pledged to match in the fundraising appeal, Spicer said.
    Trump has done virtually no small-dollar fundraising since launching his campaign a year ago, and is not expected to begin a full online fundraising operation until the convention.
    "We are incredibly excited by the outpouring of support from the grassroots supporters who want to see this country experience real change," said Hope Hicks, a Trump spokeswoman.
    Along with the online effort, a more traditional fundraising tool -- a high-dollar fundraising event at a tony New York City restaurant -- brought in $6 million for Trump and the RNC, his son, Eric, told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront."
    "We're going to raise a lot of money," Eric Trump said, subsequently heralding what he described as a "lean" campaign. "We don't need the kind of money that Hillary (Clinton) needs."
    Trump's financial report this week showed him with only $1.3 million on hand as of May 31, a report that only included about a week of active fundraising by Trump and his associated committees.
    Details of the June fundraising efforts must be reported to the Federal Election Commission by July 20.