Donald Trump Blasts: Hillary Is Raising 'Blood Money!'

Jun. 22 2016, Updated 5:51 p.m. ET

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Hillary Clinton's war chest is full of "blood money," Donald Trump claims in a blistering new attack.

The billionaire was recently outed as having only $1.3 million left for his campaign budget, according to finance reports. Meanwhile, his presumed general election opponent, Clinton has $42.5 million in her war chest —raised with the help of numerous fundraising efforts from A-listers.

But Trump has emphasized the benefits of running a slimmer campaign than Clinton's and has insisted on spending his own money in lieu of fundraising. "I spent $55 million of my own money to win the primaries. 55, that's a lot of money by even any standard," Trump said. "I may do that again in the general election."

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In an interview on Tuesday with CBS News, Trump reiterated his "crooked Hillary" stance. "She will do horribly on the economy," Trump said. "You look at what she did as Secretary of State. What China did to this country it was pillage. They pillaged this country."

The presumptive GOP nominee then said he didn't want to devote his life to fundraising efforts, and claimed the money Clinton raised must come with a price that could include favors and underhanded deals for the donors. "All of the money Clinton is raising, that's blood money," Trump said.

Clinton has often been linked to shady donors and corrupt dealings. And while Clinton has promised to eliminate super PACs and secret cash donations, she has reportedly benefited from exactly what she attacked.


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