The indictment boosted Trump’s fundraising even more than his campaign ad

The Trump campaign has raised $7 million since his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury.

They say crime doesn’t pay, but an indictment against the former president donald trump turns out to be quite lucrative.

Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign raised $7 million within three days from a Manhattan grand jury Trump indicted on 34 counts of falsifying business documents on March 30, senior Trump adviser Jason Miller tweeted Tuesday. The Trump campaign is not required to file quarterly federal campaign finance returns detailing fundraising for the first three months of 2023 until April 15.

The fundraising fueled by the indictment overshadows the $3.8 million his campaign raised from November 15, the day Trump announcement his presidential campaign and the end of 2022. Trump’s campaign has raised about $2 million a day since becoming the former or current first president be criminally prosecuted.

The Manhattan grand jury has indicted Trump on charges related to his alleged role in paying silent money to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who tried to sell her story of an affair with Trump in recent weeks. from 2016 presidential election.

“Residents of New York State allege that Donald J. Trump repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to cover up crimes that concealed information harmful to voters during the 2016 presidential election,” District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement. statement.

Asset denied the case and pleaded not guilty” at all expense charge Tuesday. Trump’s campaign immediately began fundraising for the charges, which Trump called “an act of flagrant obstruction and interference in the election” on his Truth Social social media platform.

While Trump’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said before impeachment that the former president wouldn’t take a picturehis campaign is selling shirts with a fake mugshot for $47. The fake nameplate states that he is the 45th and 47th President of the United States and states that he is 6’5″ taller than its real size when measured by White House doctors, USA today reported.

The Trump campaign raised about $774 million in 2020 presidential electionaccording OpenSecrets data. Trump’s Joint Fundraising Committee save americathe primary fundraising vehicle for his campaign, said it raised $151.8 million during the 2022 election cycle.

Save America funnels money to affiliated committeesthe Trump campaign and its save america Steering CAP. From Oct. 20 to Nov. 14, the day before Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign, Save America’s Joint Fundraising Committee raised an average of $293,218 a day. Save America’s fundraising reached $854,501 on November 15 and $751,613 on November 16, then fell back to $213,609. The Joint Fundraising Committee reported raising $5 million during the month of December, less than the total that Miller claims the campaign raised in the three days following Trump’s indictment.

Part of the money that comes in could be used for his legal fees. The former president used his PAC leadership to pay $10 million in personal legal costs in 2022, including costs related to this federal indictment, The New York Times reported. That brings the total PAC leaders have spent on legal fees to $16 million since Trump formed it after the 2020 election.

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