The 87-year-old casino mogul had called Trump to discuss the coronavirus relief bill and the economy but the president changed the subject to his bid for reelection, blaming him of not providing enough support for the campaign, Politico reported.
Antagonizing one of the GOP's biggest benefactors has raised concerns among the Republican Party officials, who worry that it may undermine his campaign in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden at a critical moment ahead of the November vote.
“It’s important that the word get out to donors that we need the super PACs and we need them to step up to the plate,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh, whose group is poised to launch a $5 million TV campaign next week. “There hasn’t been the urgency on the super PAC side. But now we’re seeing that you’ve got to take care of that, too.”
There are also some GOP contributors who are spending money on the US Senate in the hope of holding the Republican majority rather than paying Trump to stay in the White House after the 2020 presidential election.
"The president needs the money. With less than three months until the election, he is overwhelmed by a flood of liberal super PAC spending that his party has failed to match," read the report. "Since this spring, outside groups supporting Joe Biden have outspent their pro-Trump counterparts nearly 3-to-1, an influx that’s helped to erase the president’s longstanding financial advantage."