Trump’s Campaign Says POTUS Raised $3 Million Online On Day Democrats Voted For Impeachment Inquiry

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President Donald Trump’s campaign manager said the president raked in millions of dollars on the day House Democrats voted to support an impeachment inquiry Thursday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats’ plan to impeach Trump “is backfiring already,” Brad Parscale, the president’s campaign manager, said in a tweet Friday morning. He noted the campaign pulled in $19 million online in October.

“Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment resolution day turned into a MASSIVE fundraising day for” the president, Parscale added. (RELATED: House Democrats Vote To Open Impeachment Inquiry)

The inquiry vote was not a bipartisan affair, as Pelosi had previously said would need to happen if Trump was impeached. The vote passed 232-196, with all but two Democrats voting to begin an impeachment inquiry. Every Republican opposed the inquiry, sticking behind the president.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 07: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and fellow Democratic members of the House hold a news conference to call on Republicans to fund programs to combat the spread of the Zika virus at the U.S. Capitol September 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Congress returned yesterday from a seven-week break during which time the Florida Department of Health confirmed the first local cases of Zika on July 29. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is pictured. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Democratic Reps. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Colin Peterson of Minnesota voted against the resolution, while Independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan supported the measure.

Trump’s campaign often uses flashpoint news events to raise money. The campaign sold 55,000 packs of plastic straws, netting over $823,000 in sales, whereas campaign officials sold about $50,000 worth of fine point markers, campaign communication director Tim Murtaugh told reporters in September.

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