PRO-DONALD Trump groups raised more than $60 million last month and have more than $200m on hand for this year’s presidential election. They have shattering fundraising records on the path toward a goal of raising £1bn during this cycle.

The Republican National Committee and the president’s own campaign have raised more than $525m since the start of 2019 together with two joint fundraising committees.

The RNC and the Trump campaign provided the figures.

The January haul coincided with most of the Senate’s impeachment trial, which ended in the Republican leader’s acquittal earlier this month. RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said: “We already have 500,000 volunteers trained and activated, and this record-breaking support is helping us grow our grassroots army even more.”

Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said Democrats’ “shameful impeachment hoax and dumpster fire primary process” have contributed to the “record-breaking financial support” for the tycoon’s re-election.

Parscale said: “With President Trump’s accomplishments, our massive data and ground operations and our strong fundraising numbers, this campaign is going to be unstoppable.”

The pro-Trump effort said it has gained more than one million new digital and direct mail donors since Democrats launched their push to impeach Trump in September 2019.

The Trump team’s haul and cash on hand were twice that of former president Barack Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee at the same point ahead of his 2012 re-election.