Trump Campaign Raises $4 Million In First 24 Hours After Indictment
In the first 24 hours after a New York grand jury handed down an indictment to former President Donald Trump, the Trump campaign raised over $4 million.
On Thursday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) succeeded in his latest attempt to charge the former president. After campaigning on arresting Trump, Bragg finally found an alleged crime — one that is well past the statute of limitations — and was able to convince a grand jury to indict him. Trump is being indicted in connection with a supposed “hush money” payment given to former porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016, which was paid by his former attorney, Michael Cohen, who previously stated that he had done so with his own money and had not been reimbursed.
Now, as many analysts and Trump supporters predicted, the former president’s 2024 campaign has raised a significant amount of money in response to the indictment.
“This incredible surge of grassroots contributions confirms that the American people see the indictment of President Trump as a disgraceful weaponization of our justice system by a Soros-funded prosecutor,” a Trump campaign press release stated.
The press release went on to note that more than 25% of the donations in that 24-hour period came from first-time Trump donors, “further solidifying President Trump’s status as the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary.”
The average contribution from these donors was $34.
“President Trump’s 2024 campaign is funded by an unmatched coalition of hardworking patriots who are fed up with special interest donors like Soros spending billions of dollars to influence our elections,” the press release read. “Americans from across all 50 states donated to President Trump’s campaign within the first 5 hours of the sham indictment.”
Speaking with NBC News, a Trump campaign official revealed that they had also received 16,000 volunteer sign-ups in the same period.
Following the announcement of the indictment, Trump’s campaign sent out more than six fundraising emails.
NBC News reported: “Subject lines on his fundraising emails included ‘America needs you right now,’ ‘BREAKING: PRESIDENT TRUMP INDICTED,’ ‘RUMORED DETAILS OF MY ARREST’ and ‘Yes, I’ve been indicted, BUT.’”
Trump also requested donations in a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, asking his supporters “who are doing well” to donate to his campaign — while urging his supporters who are suffering financially to save their money.
“If you are doing poorly, as so many of you are, do not send anything,” the former president wrote. “If you are doing well, which was made possible through the great policies of the Trump Administration, send your contribution to donaldjtrump.com.”