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Trump raised more than $4 million within 24 hours following grand jury indictment, his campaign says

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  • Trump’s campaign said it raised more than $4 million after he was indicted.
  • It said that the influx of grassroots donations demonstrated the American people’s support for Trump.
  • The former president faces criminal charges linked to a 2016 hush-money payment.

Trump raised more than $4 million within 24 hours after news broke that a Manhattan grand jury had voted to indict him, his campaign said on Friday.

The campaign made the revelation in a press release and email to subscribers, which described the case as the “Alvin Bragg witch hunt.”

The statement hailed the influx of donations and said that over 25% came from first-time donors and that the average contribution was $34. 

“This incredible surge of grassroots contributions confirms that the American people see the indictment of President Trump as a disgraceful weaponization of our justice system by a Soros-funded prosecutor,” the statement said.

The campaign said the donations further solidified Trump’s status as “the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary.”

The grand jury voted to bring criminal charges against Trump for his role in a 2016 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, making him the first former president to be charged with a crime.

It is not yet clear what the exact charges are, but two sources told NBC that Trump faces about 30 charges relating to document fraud. 

Trump and his campaign have repeatedly lashed out at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and tried to frame the indictment as a political attack.

He has also baselessly linked Bragg to billionaire Jewish philanthropist George Soros, who has long been the target of antisemitic conspiracy theories.

Read the original article on Business Insider
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