The More Legal Troubles Trump Has The More Donations He Rakes In

Written by on July 26, 2023

The More Legal Troubles Trump Has The More Donations He Rakes In


Each time Donald Trump gets charged with a crime, the contributions pour in, a CNN analysis of newly released campaign reports shows – underscoring how much the criminal cases confronting the former president have benefited the Republican’s campaign bottom line.


In the first half of March 2023 Trump’s principal campaign committee reported taking in an average of less than $80,000 a day in itemized contributions, according to the analysis.

Hours after pleading not guilty in a Miami courtroom in June 2023 in the classified documents case Trump sent an email to his supporters, calling the Biden administration “Corrupt” and claiming that the charges amounted to interference with his campaign.

In another fundraising pitch that day, Trump sought to cast the charges against him as an attack on his supporters, writing, “They’re not coming after me, they’re coming after YOU – I’m just standing in their way.” The indictments “Match perfectly with that his messaging is: ‘The system is rigged against me and it’s rigged against you,'” said Doug Heye, a Republican strategist and former Republican National Committee communications director.

“These are flashpoints that speak to that.” And the flood of financial support around his legal woes, Heye added, underscores that “The base has never left Trump.” “It’s one of the reasons that so many Republicans have been so hesitant to go after Trump, especially those running against him,” he said.


Asked about the most recent fundraising solicitation, Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said in an email: “Americans are sick and tired of a weaponized Justice department, under the direction of Crooked Joe Biden, using these witch-hunts to go after his main political opponent, President Trump.” The donations also stand to help Trump directly as his legal troubles mount.

Currently, 10% of the money Trump raises through his main political funding vehicle – the Trump Save America Joint Fundraising Committee – goes to a leadership PAC, Save America, that has paid his legal expenses in the past.

[Source: MSN]



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