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(AP) -

   Republican Donald Trump is playing down his lousy May fundraising numbers, insisting that June's report will be better.
   Campaign officials say in a statement Tuesday that June marked the campaign's first full month of fundraising activity.
   They say that activity will be reflected in the campaign's next federal fundraising report.
   They also say fundraising "has been incredible" and insist that they "continue to see a tremendous outpouring of support for Mr. Trump and money to the Republican Party."
   Trump is facing a serious fundraising disadvantage against likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
   Donors gave Trump's campaign about $3 million in May, even though he enjoyed presumptive nominee status for almost the entire month. By contrast, Clinton raised $26 million.
   Trump says he could have plenty of cash in the bank if he simply put more of his own funds into the campaign.

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