Trump Campaign Brings in Big Fundraising Haul After Indictment

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On March 30, a Manhattan grand jury chose to formerly charge former President Donald Trump. The unprecedented move, along with Trump’s arraignment on April 4, has dominated headlines in recent days and raised questions about the future of his presidential campaign. For now, it least, it seems his campaign is cashing in on the current chaos.

Trump, who is currently trying to win one more term in the White House in 2024, swiftly had his presidential campaign note how he is the first former President to be charged with a crime since the founding of the country. The first president to be arrested was Ulysses S. Grant back in the 1870s, but he only received a citation for speeding at the time.

So far, Trump has used the indictment as a tool to push his campaign further. In one of his fundraising ads last week, Trump accused the “Radical Left” of targeting him in a “witch hunt.” He also referred to them as the “enemy” of hard-working Americans. These ads were sent out to all of Trump’s campaign supporters only hours after the indictment was announced. In the ad, Trump also called on his supporters to contribute funds in order to not only defend him but also their movement.

On the evening of March 31, the Trump campaign announced that in the one day following the announcement of the indictment they had managed to fundraise more than $4 million. The campaign also noted the grassroots nature of the donations, with the average donation amounting to $38. They also announced that 1 quarter of the $4 million had been raised by first-time donors. Then, on April 3, Trump adviser Jason Miller said the amount of money raised was up to $8 million.

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