Trump ready to dip into own pockets in re-election bid

US President Donald Trump said yesterday he may have to dip into his own pocket to finance a re-election campaign struggling to attract donors and voters alike with only eight weeks to go.

The acknowledgement that his once vaunted fundraising machine may need help from his real estate fortune underlined the obstacles facing the Republican as he sets off on a tour of five swing states vital to racking up even a narrow electoral college victory on November 3.