The campaign of former President Donald Trump announced he had raised over $35 million in the second fundraising quarter, doubling what he raised in the first quarter despite his indictments.
The news signals that the majority of voters see through the indictment charges against Trump as nothing more than a “politically motivated” strategy to stop him from returning to the
The $35 million Trump has raised also indicates he is a dominant frontrunner in the Republican primary, and his indictments in New York and Florida has only strengthened him.
The campaign reported that the average donation to Trump’s 2024 campaign had reached $34.
The figures represent the campaign period from April 1 to June 30 and show a massive increase from earlier in the year.
Not long after Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in late March related to Stormy Daniels’s “hush money payments,” the campaign raised $4 million.
As The Epoch Times noted:
Mr. Trump’s campaign announced last month that it had raised over $6.6 million in the days following his second indictment—this time in Miami on federal charges related to his reported stockpiling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago and alleged attempts to obstruct their return.
This included over $4.5 million in online donations and $2.1 million raised at a lavish fundraiser held the night of his arraignment at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Mr. Trump faces additional investigations in Georgia and Washington, D.C., regarding his efforts to nullify the results of the 2020 presidential election in an attempt to remain in office.
The presidential campaign of Gov. Ron DeSantis announced robust fundraising results on July 6, saying his campaign raised $20 million in its first six weeks. In the meantime, his independent Super PAC has raised $130 million since its launch in early March.
In a written statement, Mr. DeSantis’ campaign stated that his fundraising “is the largest first-quarter filing by any non-incumbent Republican candidate in over a decade.
“The figures from the DeSantis campaign and from Never Back Down illustrated the Florida governor’s fundraising prowess as he aims to defeat frontrunner and former President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination next year,” the Never Back Down Super PAC said in a statement.
“Trump’s team reported on July 5 that the former president’s campaign and Save America, his political action committee, together brought in over $35 million between April and June in the second quarter of political fundraising,” the PAC said.
As Politico reports, Trump has also been wooing large donors. Last month, the campaign hosted its first in-person fundraiser at his Bedminster, N.J. golf club, the same evening he was arraigned in the documents case.
Trump is the first major candidate to release his second quarter fundraising totals. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Trump’s main rival for the Republican nomination, raised $8.2 million in the first 24 hours after his late May launch, though his campaign has not said how much he has raised since.
It’s easy to see that Washington is doing everything possible to stop Trump.
As we reported last month, E Jean Carroll’s second defamation trial against Trump was set just days before Republican primary voters will begin their presidential nomination process in January 2024.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan set Carroll’s civil defamation trial against the 45th president for January 15, 2024.
However, the onslaught of political attacks is only helping Trump’s growing support as reports revealed he had raised more than $7 million since Special Counsel Jack Smith announced his indictment.