Supporters of former President Donald Trump opened their wallets in a massive way following his sudden indictment, and the latest infusion of cash is sure to leave his campaign rivals fuming.
On Wednesday the Trump campaign announced it collected $6.6 million from donors in the days following his indictment by special counsel Jack Smith on 37 charges of mishandling classified documents and obstruction of justice. On Tuesday the former president appeared in Miami for his arraignment, a spectacle which drew both cheers and jeers from onlookers who flocked to see the historic moment. Advisors close to Trump told Breitbart the true fundraising haul exceeded $7 million after all checks were cashed.
From the president’s campaign:
“Since deranged Jack Smith took the unprecedented step of weaponizing the justice system to attack his political opponent, Donald J. Trump for President 2024 has raised more than $6.6 million in just a few short days.
In a clear sign of the steadfast support President Donald J. Trump enjoys from grassroots Patriots across the nation, over $4.5 million has been raised from digital fundraising, with an additional $2.1 million raised at President Trump’s event at Bedminster last night.
The American people will not stand for this corrupt attempt to interfere in the 2024 election against the leading candidate for President who will demolish the Deep State and finish the job of draining the Swamp.”
President Trump’s latest fundraising staccato comes just months after he raised $12 million shortly after his indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The New York case against Trump alleges wrongdoing around a $130,000 payment made to an adult film star to settle rumors of an affair.
While indictments are good for business, the stuffy Republican donor class is unhappy with President Trump’s latest developments. On Tuesday, presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy stood outside the Miami courthouse shortly before the president was arraigned and told onlookers how GOP mega-donors have contacted all other Republican presidential candidates with pleas to “stay away” from the news and action around Trump.
“Not going to happen,” Ramaswamy said as he called on his rivals to join a pledge to pardon the 45th president should someone else be elected next year.