Fredreka Schouten for USA Today:
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly declared he’s putting $100 million of his own money into his White House bid.
But he still has a long way to go, according to reports his campaign filed Thursday night with the Federal Election Commission.
During the first part of October, the real-estate mogul donated $30,681.67 to his presidential campaign, the filings show. That brings his total investment through Oct. 16 to $56.1 million, through a combination of direct contributions and personal loans that he has since forgiven. He has less than two weeks to dump in the remaining $44 million or so to hit his much-touted target.
This week, he insisted he would boost his spending in the campaign’s homestretch. “I mean, look, I’m going to be in for over $100 million,” Trump told ABC News, during an interview at his new Washington hotel.