According to the Trump campaign, he raised $18 million in the 24 hours after the debate:
That's serious cash. https://t.co/EqmMP4zDoD
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) September 28, 2016
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) September 28, 2016
And he’s just getting started:
My supporters are the best! $18 million from hard-working people who KNOW what we can be again! Shatter the record: https://t.co/8ZHGyOth0f
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 28, 2016
Reporters, however, are already trying to downplay the huge haul:
A reminder about boasts of single-day small-donor-powered fundraising hauls: they are impossible to prove or disprove using FEC reports.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 28, 2016
Did the media ever add this caveat to small-donor news releases from any other politician?