Trump claims he's funding his own campaign

Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 22:40:25-04

A consistent talking point of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he's financially backing his own campaign.

He repeated the claim at his rally in Fountain Hills Saturday. 

"I'm self-funding my campaign, I'm putting up my own money," Trump said.

"I'm self-funding my campaign, I'm putting up my own money."

PolitiFact truth-checked this statement when he said the same thing during a rally in Iowa last month.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which analyzed Trump's Federal Election Commission filings, 70 percent, or more than $17.7 million, of Trump's campaign cash is self-financed.

But, most of that money is through loans, which Trump could recoup. 

Moreover, nearly 30 percent of Trump's campaign funds, almost $7.5 million, have come through individual donations. 

Trump still has a "donate" button on his website too.

PolitiFact rated this claim half true