President Trump has raked in a jaw-dropping $18.8 million in campaign funds in the first quarter of 2023 as he is looking toward reclaiming the White House, Politico reported.
The data for his fundraising haul was provided by the Trump campaign, which raised a whopping $15.4 million in the two weeks since a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict the president.
Per the Washington Examiner, the $18.8 million funds were pulled in at nearly the same time Trump was indicted. The second quarter of the year kicked off roughly at the same time, when an additional $15.4 million was raised. That brings the campaign fundraising total for the year so far to around $34 million.
Politico’s initial report pointed out that the fundraising power of the Trump campaign provides “a snapshot of how Trump’s arrest has, at least for the time being, shaped the Republican primary.”
In April, Trump was arraigned in New York on 34 felony counts of “falsifying” business records. Following his arraignment, he returned to the Big Apple to sit for a deposition in another civil case brought by the State Attorney General Letitia James.
“This civil case is ridiculous, just like all of the other Election Interference cases being brought against me,” Trump commented last week. “If I had a fair judge, this case would have never happened. MAGA!”
The legal attacks on Trump have massively fueled his fundraising efforts over the past few weeks. The president has also maintained that despite the political and legal attacks against him, he would forge ahead and continue his 2024 presidential bid.
“With your vote and with a Republican House and a Republican Senate – and we have a really good chance at both – I will lead the great rebirth of American freedom,” he stated last week during remarks at the annual NRA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.