Trump Raises More Than $34m For His White House Campaign
Donald Trump raised more than $34 million for his 2024 White House run since the start of the year and saw a spike in donations after his indictment on March 30th.
The former president raised $15.4 million of that money in the two weeks after charges were filed against him, his campaign told CNN, arguing it showed how much his supporters have rallied around Trump.
Trump also saw a huge increase in his poll numbers after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg arraigned him on more than 30 charges related to a hush money payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump pled not guilty.
The boost in numbers suggests Trump is more popular than ever among the Republican base. The former president claims to be the victim of a weaponized federal government and claims the charges are the work of Democrats who don’t want to see him win another term in the White House.
But the former president also has been rallying his supporters with the news of the indictment, sending out fundraising appeal after fundraising appeal including a dramatic one entitled ‘the last email before I go to jail’ on the morning of his indictment in New York.
His campaign previously said on March 31 that it had raised $4 million in the 24 hours since his indictment was first announced.
He then received 312,564 donations in the two weeks after charges were filed with the average donation totaling roughly $49.
Trump has been raising money for his 2024 presidential bid through both his campaign and his political action committee, Save America PAC.