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Trump pulls in $5 million following indictment – media — RT World Information



Greater than 1 / 4 of the donations got here from first-time contributors, an official together with his marketing campaign claims

Former US president Donald Trump has raised over $5 million within the 48 hours since he was indicted by a New York grand jury on Thursday night time, an official together with his 2024 marketing campaign informed Axios on Saturday. 

After elevating $4 million within the first 24 hours following the indictment, the marketing campaign raked in one other $1 million within the second 24 hours, defying even marketing campaign officers’ personal expectations, the supply mentioned. 

“That is somebody who has run twice for president of the US,” senior adviser Jason Miller informed Axios, marveling that “there’s a complete new group of Trump supporters who’re angered by what they see as this political persecution.”

Greater than 1 / 4 of the primary day’s haul got here from first-time donors, the Trump 2024 web site revealed in a Friday press launch, including that donations got here in from all 50 US states within the first 5 hours after the announcement. 

The marketing campaign contrasted the typical donation measurement, $34, with the “billions of {dollars}” spent by “particular curiosity donors” to sway elections, and a consultant informed Axios greater than 16,000 volunteers had signed up on its web site within the first 24 hours post-indictment. 

In a press launch hailing the windfall on Friday, the marketing campaign praised “the American folks” for recognizing what it described as “a disgraceful weaponization of our justice system by a Soros-funded prosecutor.” Whereas fact-checkers have tried to distance Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg, who’s prosecuting the case towards Trump, from liberal financier George Soros, the philanthropist not directly funded Bragg’s 2021 marketing campaign via donations to racial-issues PAC Shade of Change, whereas Soros’ son and daughter-in-law each donated on to Bragg’s marketing campaign. 

Trump plans to journey to Manhattan to give up for a Tuesday arraignment, at which level the indictment towards him will probably be unsealed. Whereas reportedly together with as many as two dozen counts, a few of them felonies, it’s assumed to be based mostly on Trump’s alleged $130,000 hush cash fee to porn actress Stormy Daniels in 2016 by way of his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen.

The previous president is the primary present or former US head of state to be indicted. Trump has repeatedly insisted he did nothing unlawful and doesn’t plan on letting the matter intervene together with his 2024 marketing campaign. Polls carried out because the indictment present it has boosted his ballot numbers considerably over major rival Ron DeSantis.

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