President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at Prescott Regional Airport, Arizona, on October 19, 2020.
Exxon Mobil has clarified that a hypothetical fundraising conversation between President Donald Trump and its CEO, in which the president asked for and secured $25 million in campaign donations, "never happened."
Exxon Mobil said a 'hypothetical call' where Trump got its CEO to donate $25 million to his campaign never happened

  • Exxon Mobil has clarified that a hypothetical fundraising conversation described by President Donald Trump between himself and its CEO "never happened."
  • Trump had been bragging about his fundraising abilities at an Arizona campaign event on Monday, saying he could call up CEOs and secure millions for his reelection campaign.
  • "I call the head of Exxon, I say 'you know, I'd love you to send me $25 million for the campaign,'" Trump claimed, then mimicked the CEO saying: "'Absolutely sir, why didn't you ask?'"
  • Exxon Mobil tweeted after the event: "We are aware of the President's statement regarding a hypothetical with our CEO ... and just so we're all clear, it never happened."