Lara Trump Says Trials Aiding Father-In-Law

Republican National Committee (RNC) co-chair Lara Trump said last week that the current criminal charges against her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, are actually helping him, rather than hurting him among voters. The comments came amid a series of polls that showed Trump leading former President Joe Biden.

The RNC co-chair said that the criminal cases against Trump were intended to keep him “trapped in a courtroom and not able to go out and campaign and their hope is that somehow that helps Joe Biden. But it’s amazing to see, it’s almost like Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird.”

“When Sylvester goes hard after Tweety Bird, it always backfires, and that’s exactly what’s happening to the Democrats right now,” she said.

Lara Trump also cited an increase in fundraising due to the current New York trial, which centers around an alleged brief relationship between the former president and adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Following the first day of the current trial, the RNC raised $1.5 million, then millions more as the trial continues.

The RNC co-chair said that between her organization and the Trump campaign, “our April fundraising exceeded our expectations.” She said that the RNC and campaign raised $76 million with the average donation being under $30.

“That means the people of this country understand what’s at stake, they understand what is happening to this man, this ‘lawfare’ that is being waged against him in an attempt to interfere in an election, and they are fighting back,” she said during a Fox News interview.

The former president appeared to echo Lara Trump’s comments on social media. He wrote that the current proceedings in New York were not “A TRIAL, IT’S A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN, A WITCH HUNT.” He argued that the allies of New York Judge Juan Merchan “WILL BE THRILLED THAT THEY ARE GETTING AWAY WITH THIS CORRUPT, “ANCIENT,” AND HIGHLY POLITICAL ATTACK ON HIS 2024 PRESIDENTIAL OPPONENT.”

Trump also claimed that the case was a “FAKE” one brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (R). The former president said that legal experts called the case against him a “SHAM AND DISGRACE, ELECTION INTERFERENCE.”