The campaign of former President Donald Trump announced that it raised more than $7 million after the release of his mugshot following being booked in Fulton County, Georgia. The significant level of fundraising may indicate further strong Republican backing of the former president in the primary process.
Following the Thursday appearance, the former president took to X, formerly known as Twitter, for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years. The former president posted the photo with text underneath reading “ELECTION INTERFERENCE” and “NEVER SURRENDER!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2023
The official Trump campaign website stated that supporters who were “doing poorly due to the sinister people in control of our country right now” should not donate. “But if you can, please make a contribution to evict Crooked Joe Biden from the White House and SAVE AMERICA during this dark chapter in our nation’s history.”
The day following the president’s post, his campaign announced Saturday that it raised $7.1 million, including almost $4.2 million on Friday alone, which Trump adviser Steven Cheung called “the highest grossing day of the entire campaign.”
The campaign official also noted the increase in individual donations among supporters.
Cheung stated that overall the Trump team raised almost $20 million over the previous three weeks coinciding with additional federal charges regarding the 2020 election by special counsel Jack Smith and the charges from Fulton County.
Trump is facing charges from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) over allegations linked to the aftermath of the 2020 election. The former president is joined by 18 other defendants facing trial.
The former president kept a high profile this week, even apart from the booking. On Wednesday, during the first Republican presidential primary debate in Milwaukee, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson released an exclusive interview with the former president.
The video soon commanded tens of millions of views.
During the interview, the former president dismissed the charges against him, stating that President Joe Biden is both “incompetent and corrupt,” as well as “compromised because China knows so much about him.”