Trump raises $7 million for 2024 campaign since federal indictment

Trump raises $7 million for 2024 campaign since federal indictment
Former US president Donald Trump visits the Versailles restaurant in the Little Havana neighbourhood after being arraigned at the Wilkie D Ferguson Jr United States Federal Courthouse on 13 June 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Stephanie Keith / Getty Images)

June 14 (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump's 2024 White House campaign said on Wednesday he had raised $7 million since being indicted on federal charges last week, as his message of political persecution continues to resonate with die-hard supporters.

“President Trump Raises Over $6.6 Million and Counting Since Deranged Jack Smith Announced Political Prosecution,” Trump’s campaign wrote in an email to supporters on Wednesday, referring to the U.S. special counsel investigating him.

Over $4.5 million came from digital fundraising while $2.1 million was raised from a donor event on Tuesday at Trump’s Bedminster Club in New Jersey.

A spokesman for Trump, who is the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, later emailed Reuters stating that fundraising had passed the bar of $7 million since the indictment was announced on Thursday.

In the indictment, Trump was accused of illegally retaining classified government documents after leaving the White House and then conspiring to obstruct a federal probe of the matter.

He has sought to frame the charges as a Democratic-led attack to knock him out of the 2024 race – and one ultimately designed to hurt Republicans, 30% of whom are considered unwavering Trump supporters.

“They’re not coming after me, they’re coming after YOU,” Trump wrote in a fundraising email earlier on Wednesday, the day after he was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to all 37 counts in court.

Polling suggests Trump’s strategy is working: A vast majority of Republicans – some 81% – believe the charges are politically motivated, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll completed on Monday.

Trump also enjoyed a fundraising bump from charges in New York as part of a case involving hush money paid to a porn star. After word emerged in March that Trump was going to be charged, his campaign raised $7 million in three days, according to senior adviser Jason Miller.

Trump’s nearest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has a roughly $85 million political war chest, currently held in a state account.

(Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Mary Milliken and Cynthia Osterman)


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  • Fayzal Mahamed says:

    We have a similar political situation here in South Africa where the ANC will have a core of support that will keep on voting ANC despite all the endemic corruption that pervades the ANC.
    The only difference is that supporters of Trump are pouring millions of dollars into his coffers whereas the ANC is left penniless.
    I am optimistic that the majority of the electorate will see through the shenanigans of both Trump and the ANC and will vote with their minds and not their hearts to do away with this craziness.

  • Colin McGee says:

    Amazing how an alleged billionaire needs to raise money from the poor and middle class….

  • Wayne Harris says:

    It still amazes me that the USA is such a world force when they have such one eyed, narrow minded, brainless citizens – go figure! From mass shootings every week (& they refuse to change their gun laws) to voting for an absolute circus clown & supporting him when he blatantly breaks the law & incites violence. I don’t get it!

  • I certainly hope that Trump is charged heavily and put in jail in such away that he can never run for presidency!

    That such low life as Trump, Zuma (and co), Johnson, Putin have been able to have leadership roles in countries is a sure indictment for the electorate .. Ofcourse I do remember when the ANC had no money in the coffers and could not pay salaries… its my guess that Putin came to the rescue…

    Heaven help us!!

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