(LibertySociety.com) – Former President Trump has once again raked in massive campaign donations after being criminally charged, this time touting a $6.6 million haul. While $2.1 million came from big money donors at a fundraiser at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey following his arraignment on Tuesday, June 13, the rest of the $6.6 million came from grassroots donors. The former President gave a speech at the event, blasting the Biden administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Special Counsel Jack Smith for what he believed to be a politically motivated prosecution.
Back in March 2023, Alvin Bragg, the district attorney for Manhattan, announced a 34-count felony indictment against the former president, which resulted in a $4 million boost in campaign donations in just one day, reaching $15.4 million over the next 13 days. The latest Republican polls coincide with the surge in campaign donations, as most say the indictment of the 45th President has increased their support of him. While some leaders within the Republican Party have remained silent on the matter, many senators and representatives have blasted the DOJ indictment, pointing out the different standards applied to Democrats and Republicans.
Over 80 percent of Republicans believe that the charges against the former president are political in nature, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, which also shows that he maintains a commanding lead over every other Republican primary candidate. Within one day of his indictment, former President Trump gave three speeches, assuring his supporters that he would never abandon them, even if he is found guilty of the charges against him.
On Friday, June 16, Trump released a series of videos on his Truth Social account, telling his followers that he will be back in the White House in 2024 to make America “better than ever before.” His Republican challengers have begun taking jabs at him over the last several days, but nothing they have said has increased their polling numbers.
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