Since being booked in the Fulton County jail on Thursday evening, where he became the first president of the United States to have his mug shot taken, former president Trump has now used the occasion to reportedly raise $7.1 million for his presidential campaign.
Trump, the front-runner in the Republican primary for 2024, earned $4.18 million on Friday alone, making it his campaign’s most successful day ever in terms of fundraising, according to a spokesman.
In the previous three weeks, the campaign has raised around $20 million despite two different indictments regarding the former president’s attempts to retain power after the 2020 election.
Early in August, as part of the special counsel Jack Smith’s Jan. 6 investigation, Trump was charged with federal crimes; last week, a Fulton County grand jury indicted him along with 18 others for his attempts to rig the Georgia election.
By Friday, the former president and his fellow defendants in the Georgia case had to turn themselves in at the Fulton County jail.
Fulton County was the first to demand a mug shot, despite the fact that Trump has been charged three further times this year.
Along with posting the mug image and a link to his campaign website on X, the website that replaced Twitter, the former president also made his long-awaited return.
After the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, he was blocked from the social networking site. Elon Musk, a millionaire, bought the platform last year for $44 billion, and he was able to reactivate his account.
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