Trump ready to raise $1 billion with Republican Party

Presumptive GOP Nominee Trump Goes One-on-One With Lester Holt
Presumptive GOP Nominee Trump Goes One-on-One With Lester Holt

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he plans to mend earlier tensions he's had with the Republican Party and work to raise $1 billion to beat likely Hillary Clinton in the general election this November.

"We're going to try and raise over a billion dollars which is what's going to be necessary. The Democrats maybe will get as high as two billion dollars," Trump said in an interview with NBC Nightly News.

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Trump quickly pivoted to focusing on his likely Democratic rival after Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out of the race.

Trump cited Clinton's "bad judgment" as a reason for voters to avoid her, and referenced Sen. Bernie Sanders' criticism that Clinton was unqualified to be president.

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But he refused to say how brutal his attacks may turn as the campaign rolls on. "If they are fair, I'll be fair," he said.

"I'd like to see a very high-level, policy-oriented campaign, if they treat me properly I'm going to treat them properly, it would be a very beautiful thing to see," he added.

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