Former US President Donald Trump has been charged with a crime, making him the first former president to face such charges. This development has disrupted the 2024 White House race, in which Trump is running to regain office. Trump’s office has reported that he raised over USD 4 million in just 24 hours after a grand jury in Manhattan indicted him for paying hush money to a porn star. The campaign stated that over 25% of donations came from first-time donors to the Trump Campaign, further cementing his status as the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary.
The campaign also emphasized that the surge of grassroots contributions shows that the American people view the indictment of President Trump as a disgraceful weaponization of the justice system by a Soros-funded prosecutor. Trump’s 2024 campaign is funded by an unmatched coalition of hardworking patriots who are tired of special interest donors like Soros spending billions of dollars to influence elections. The average contribution to Trump’s campaign was only USD 34.
The release further stated that Americans from all 50 states donated to President Trump’s campaign within the first five hours of the indictment. However, the White House has refused to comment on the indictment of the former president. President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday that he had no comment on the matter, while Vice President Kamala Harris declined to comment on an ongoing criminal case relating to the former president.