7.1 Million Since Thursday – Trump Uses Fake Indictments to Boost Campaign Funds
Despite facing multiple indictments, former President Donald Trump’s campaign is thriving. The recent challenges seem to be working to Trump’s benefit. Here’s how.
In just three weeks, Trump’s campaign has raised a whopping $20 million. This substantial sum was reported shortly after Trump faced indictment in federal and state cases concerning his assertions that the 2020 election was taken from him. This reveals a trend: even in adversity, Trump’s supporters rally behind him.
In an even more dramatic twist, after having his mug shot taken last Thursday in relation to a fraud case in Atlanta, Trump’s campaign quickly added $7.1 million to its coffers. Steven Cheung, Trump’s spokesman, conveyed this on X, the platform that took over Twitter. In fact, the very next day saw the campaign’s most profitable day to date, with a grand total of $4.18 million.
This mug shot has stirred the public. The image, portraying Trump in a red tie with shimmering hair and a defiant look, has been converted into various merchandise. This includes T-shirts, mugs, and even bobblehead dolls. Both admirers and critics are rushing to buy these items, further inflating the campaign’s revenues.
These events revolve around the accusations against Trump concerning the 2020 election, among other things. He currently faces four indictments, two of which address his claims about the election and the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Despite these indictments and the media buzz, Trump remains steadfast in his denial of all charges.
Trump’s campaign told Fox News, “Organic money has skyrocketed, especially after President Trump tweeted out the picture along with the website.” Not only are his supporters donating in droves, but they are also fervently buying merchandise. Upon Trump’s arrest, his campaign began to market items adorned with his mug shot, underlined by the powerful words: “NEVER SURRENDER!”
A vocal portion of the public, along with several prominent figures, believes that these indictments are fraudulent, aimed more at damaging Trump’s political reputation than pursuing genuine justice. They argue that the timing and nature of the charges are suspicious, hinting at a larger political agenda. For these supporters, the indictments only strengthen their conviction that Trump faces unwarranted opposition, further solidifying their support for the former president.
Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, commented on Trump’s recent surge in polls, suggesting that the public views Trump as prioritizing the country.
All these events illustrate a singular truth. Regardless of personal views on Trump, one can’t deny his unparalleled ability to mobilize his base. Even in the face of adversity, his campaign appears to turn obstacles into opportunities, rallying his supporters and raising impressive funds in the process.