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Donald Trump Faces Familiar Hurdles as General Election Begins

Trump plans to deliver what he’s described as a “major speech” Monday

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    Hillary Clinton (left) and Donald Trump (right) address supporters after winning the most delegates in the NY primary on April 19, 2016. Trump was named the presumptive nominee for the Republican party in May.

    Donald Trump reached the presumptive nominee status on May 3, giving him a month ahead of Hillary Clinton to prepare for the general election. 

    At that time, he faced two challenges: unifying the GOP and building a campaign and fundraising operation. Both goals are works in progress, according to NBC News. 

    Both challenges have prevented the real estate mogul from pivoting to an attack on Clinton, who launched her own last week with a speech going after his temperament and foreign policy instincts. 

    Trump plans to deliver what he’s described as a “major speech” Monday, laying out his case against Clinton. He also is working to address his fundraising operation at a meeting with donors in New York on Thursday.

    Trump acknowledged he’s unlikely to match Clinton’s fundraising, which is expected to reach $1 billion.