Donald Trump’s 2024 White House ambitions are bolstered by a surge in donations following the criminal charges filed against him in New York. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) reported that the former president raised more than $18.8 million between his main campaign account and a joint fundraising account over the first three months of the year, with $4 million of that coming in after his indictment.
Former President Donald Trump raised a combined $18.8 million in the first quarter of 2023 through his joint fundraising committee and his campaign, according to new figures provided by his campaign https://t.co/TVPK33GBTU
— CNN (@CNN) April 15, 2023
The news of Trump’s fundraising success has come as a surprise to many, who thought the charges would damage his reputation and make it difficult for him to run for president again. However, the opposite appears to be true. Trump has seen a groundswell of support from his base and is leading the Republican field in early polling for the 2024 presidential race.
Trump’s supporters have been eager to show their support, with several high–profile Republicans announcing their own presidential ambitions in the wake of the indictment. This includes U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy. Most recently, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has taken the next step toward a possible bid by forming an exploratory committee.
The news of Trump’s fundraising success is a clear sign that his 2024 presidential ambitions are alive and well. It also shows the strength of his base and his ability to rally his supporters. Trump has been very vocal in the weeks since his indictment, taking to Twitter and other platforms to express his innocence and call out his political opponents.
Even though we don’t know for sure whether Trump can actually win the 2024 election, his fundraising success is a strong indication that he still has momentum and support. Trump’s supporters are standing behind him, and the surge in donations shows that they believe in him and his agenda. If Trump can continue to capitalize on this enthusiasm and enthusiasm of his base, he may be a serious contender in the race for the White House.
Trump 2024 Fundraising Campaign Hits $34 Million; Indictment Only Served as Catalyst https://t.co/dXywnErkgc
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