Donald Trump’s campaign claims it has raised $7.1 million in donations since taking his historic mugshot following his Georgia arrest.
The Trump 2024 presidential campaign attributed the remarkable upswing to the former U.S. President’s tweet showcasing his own mugshot as he asked supporters for contributions to ‘evict’ President Joe Biden.
‘I walked into the lion’s den with one simple message on behalf of our entire movement: I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION TO SAVE AMERICA,’ Trump wrote on X (formerly Twitter) Thursday.
He then asked supporters to make a campaign contribution ‘to evict’ President Joe Biden ‘during this dark chapter in our nation’s history.’
Officials from Trump’s camp verified that they had secured close to $20 million in fundraising over the past three weeks – which aligned with the federal indictment in Washington, DC and the widely circulated mugshot taken in Atlanta.
Donald Trump has made history by becoming the first former president to pose for a mugshot after his arrest for trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia
The former president shared the mugshot on X, having not posted on the platform since 2021
Former President Trump’s team told Fox News that a substantial portion of the nearly $20 million, amounting to $7.1 million, was pledged subsequent to the release of the photo.
The Trump campaign received $4.18 million in funds on Friday, according to the outlet, marking it as the most financially successful day throughout the entire campaign.
‘Organic money has skyrocketed, especially after President Trump tweeted out the picture along with the website,’ a spokesperson from the campaign told Fox News.
The surge in fundraising seems to have also been partly pushed by the sale of merchandise through their online store.
Immediately after Trump was taken into custody, they started selling merchandise with Trump’s mug shot, including shirts, posters, bumper stickers and more.
Trump made history after becoming the first former president to pose for a mugshot following his arrest for trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
The 77-year-old was arrested for the fourth time this year and fingerprinted by authorities at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta on Thursday.
He did not have his booking photo taken during his previous arrests in New York City, Miami and Washington, D.C.
It was the former president’s first tweet since January 2021 when he was banned from Twitter following the January 6 Capitol attack.
Donald Trump remains miles ahead of his Republican counterparts, a new national poll shows – despite four arrests, a historic mugshot, and not attending the this week’s GOP debate where many of his rivals had a strong showing
Organized by InsiderAdvantage , the survey of likely Republican voters showed the former president, despite his controversies, has a double digit-lead over the rest of the GOP
Trump’s height of 6ft 3in (190.5cm) and weight of 215lbs (97.5kg) were pre-recorded and entered on the booking forms and, as part of the process, he was given a prisoner identification number: P01135809.
He was then released on payment of 10 percent of his $200,000 bail, having spent just 20 minutes inside the infamous facility.
Donald Trump remains miles ahead of his Republican counterparts, a new national poll shows – despite four arrests, a historic mugshot, and not attending this week’s GOP debate where many of his rivals had a strong showing.
Organized by InsiderAdvantage, the survey of likely Republican voters showed the former president, despite his controversies, has a full 27 percent lead over his closest second in Ron DeSantis, and 34 percent over South Carolina’s Nikki Haley.
Next was the man many thought won the noticeably Trump-less debate, biotech millionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, who recently beat out DeSantis as the perceived winner in a poll organized by DailyMail.com. Here, he only scored fourth, with 7 percent.