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Seven Takeaways From Trump's Fundraising Report

Seven Takeaways From Trump's Fundriasing Report.
Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Phoenix, Arizona
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally on June 18, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.Ralph Freso / Getty Images

Donald Trump's May campaign finance report dropped late Monday, painting a bleak picture of how much money the candidate's raising and spending.

It's chock full of plenty of numbers - such as $1.3 million cash on hand, $3.1 million raised and a $2 million loan to his own campaign. Here are seven takeaways from the Trump campaign's FEC filings:

1.) Compare and Contrast: This May, Hillary Clinton raised nine times as much as Donald Trump, and has more than 30 times as much money in the bank. This time last cycle, Republican nominee Mitt Romney had raised about seven-and-a-half times as Trump. And to give a Congressional comparison, Trump currently has less cash on hand than the top 50 members of Congress, according to open

2.) Relative to Rivals: Trump often talks about his vanquished rivals on the campaign trail. (Why does he reminisce about the primaries so much? "Because it was a very interesting thing," Trump told NBC News this weekend.) Still, while Trump may have emerged victorious in the primaries, at least one former rival continues to beat him in the money game: Ted Cruz, who still has five times as much cash on hand as Trump - despite dropping out of the race in early May. (Ben Carson, by the way, also has more money in the bank than Trump right now.)

3.) A Sweet Salary: Now-fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made $20,000 in May, the equivalent of nearly a quarter-million dollars a year.

4.) Trump to Trump: The filings show payments of $349,540 to Tag Air, whose CEO may sound familiar -- because it's Donald J. Trump. And in May alone, the campaign spent $423,372 to rent Mar-a-Lago - a Trump property.

5.) Swag Bag: Team Trump spent close to $700,000 on campaign swag like t-shirts, mugs, and stickers. But those "Make America Great Again" hats, ubiquitous at his rallies? Not included in that tally. Add another $207,869 for those.

6.) Office Supplies: The campaign purchases office supplies through Amazon. Typical, sure, But remember: Trump not-infrequently knocks Amazon head Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, on the campaign trail. (In Feburary, Trump told CNBC: “[Bezos] wants political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it — that’s not right.")

7.) Still Time for a Turnaround? Bottom line: after an awful May money report, Trump's team insists "there are no concerns." Spokesperson Hope Hicks told NBC News late Monday that "the money is pouring in for the party," arguing Trump will do everything he can to beat Hillary Clinton this fall. While the Republican National Committee continues to out-raise its Democratic counterparts, the Trump campaign faces an uphill climb to catch up.