Last updated on September 5th, 2023 at 02:40 am
The release of former President Donald Trump’s recent mugshot from Fulton County, Georgia, has set off a series of unexpected events that are being felt by both Democrats and Trump’s own campaign.
This surprising turn of events has not only revived Trump’s social media presence but has also become a potent fundraising tool for his campaign.
Trump’s Mugshot Sparks $7.1 Million:
After his voluntary appearance at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Trump’s campaign received a substantial boost of $7.1 million in funds.
Seizing the opportunity to reconnect with his supporters, Trump ended his two-year Twitter hiatus and made a dramatic comeback on August 25, 2023. Sharing his mugshot, a vivid visual representation of his current legal situation, he cleverly included a campaign contribution link for his followers.
Taking advantage of the situation, the campaign swiftly launched merchandise featuring the phrase “NEVER SURRENDER!”—a message Trump had tweeted alongside his mugshot on the X platform (formerly Twitter). This phrase made its way onto various items like T-shirts, shot glasses, mugs, posters, and even bobblehead dolls, serving as a symbol for both allies and adversaries.
Trump’s webpage conveyed a straightforward message to his supporters: “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.” This call to action resonated with many, contributing to the significant financial surge in Trump’s campaign.
In just three weeks, Trump’s campaign managed to raise nearly $20 million, aligning with his indictment in federal and state cases related to his claims of election fraud in the 2020 election.
The peak of this financial influx occurred on a single day—Friday—when the campaign gathered an impressive $4.18 million.
Amid these events, Trump remains unwavering in his denial of the charges against him as he navigates the ongoing legal proceedings. His indictment on August 15 in Georgia, resulting from an investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis into his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, marked a significant turning point. To secure temporary release during the proceedings, Trump posted a bond of $200,000—an amount surpassing that of any other co-defendant involved in the case.
However, Trump’s indictment has not come without controversy. Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) expressed concerns over the timing and potential motives behind the indictment.
He questioned whether political motivations played a role, given the proximity of the trial’s start date to Super Tuesday and the Georgia presidential primary. These concerns, among others, were articulated on the X platform.
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