UNITED STATES: Former President Donald Trump’s 2024 White House campaign announced on Wednesday that he has raised $7 million since being charged with a federal crime last week, as his narrative of political persecution continues to resonate with ardent backers.
“President Trump Raises Over $6.6 Million and Counting Since Deranged Jack Smith Announced Political Prosecution,” Trump’s campaign said in an email to backers on Wednesday, referring to the American special counsel investigating him.
Digital fundraising brought in more than $4.5 million, while a donor event held on Tuesday at Trump’s Bedminster Club in New Jersey brought in $2.1 million.
Later, a spokeswoman for Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, told the media via email that the campaign had raised more than $7 million since the indictment was made public on Thursday.
In the indictment, Trump was charged with illegally keeping hold of secret government records after leaving the White House and then plotting to hinder an investigation into the matter.
Trump was arraigned on Tuesday and entered a not-guilty plea to each of the 37 charges. He has attempted to portray the accusations as a Democratic-led effort to exclude him from the 2024 election and one that is ultimately intended to harm Republicans, 30% of whom are thought to be steadfast Trump supporters.
“They’re not coming after me; they’re coming after you,” Trump stated in one of a barrage of fundraising emails on Wednesday.
Polling indicates that Trump’s approach is effective. Approximately 81% of Republicans, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on Monday, believe the accusations are politically motivated.
Trump allegedly benefited financially from accusations in New York related to hush money payments made to a porn star. According to senior adviser Jason Miller, Trump’s campaign raised $7 million in three days after learning that he would face charges in March.