(GoRealNewsNow.com) – A new report reveals that a spike in donations pouring in to support Donald Trump in his quest for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination has been observed since the former president was indicted on financial crime charges related to the Stormy Daniels case.
On March 30, Manhattan’s Democrat District Attorney Alvin Bragg convinced a New York grand jury to indict Trump over alleged falsifying of business records.
Then, on April 4, the former president was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to 34 financial crime charges.
Bragg’s indictment of Trump is based on allegations that in 2016, his campaign facilitated a hush-money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels so she wouldn’t claim publicly she and the then-presidential candidate had an affair in 2006.
According to the charges, the Trump Organization committed financial crimes to hide the $130,000 bribe.
The 45th president of the United States has raised over $34 million in donations so far in 2023, and almost half of that sum was generated after the March 30 indictment, reveals a report by the Associated Press cited by Breitbart News.
The report reveals that Trump’s latest fundraising submission to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was due on Saturday.
His campaign said the balance sheet showed that during the year’s first three months, the 2024 GOP nomination front-runner raised more than $18.8 million between his main campaign account and a joint fundraising account.
Thus, of the nearly $19 million in donations between January 1 and March 31, $4 million were donated to the former president on the last two days of March after his indictment by the Manhattan grand jury over charges practically linked to the 2016 election.
“Support by backers before and after the NYC court appearance has been open and obvious,” the Breitbart report points out.
It is noted further that Trump has dominated the 2024 Republican presidential nomination field even though the number of “potential challengers is slowly growing.”
Besides the former president, those who have already made their candidacies official are former US Ambassador to the UN and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and anti-woke entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
Last week, US Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina announced he intended to form a White House Exploratory Committee, a potential step towards an official White House candidacy.
A leap in donations since the announcement of criminal charges against Donald Trump has boosted his 2024 White House ambitions. https://t.co/phSK6NGkFV
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 16, 2023