Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 2, 2024

Trump Raises $52.8M in First 24 Hours After Conviction

Donald Trump's campaign received an extraordinary boost following his recent felony conviction, amassing $52.8 million in a single day.

The influx of donations temporarily crashed the campaign's fundraising website, as Trump remains resolute in his bid for the presidency, according to the Daily Mail.

The campaign swiftly launched a fundraising appeal after the verdict, following a press conference by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The appeal included a stark image of Trump alongside his claim: "I am a political prisoner!"

Website Overwhelmed by Donations

According to Trump’s campaign, the surge in contributions was so overwhelming that it caused their website to crash. The 'Team Trump' campaign account acknowledged this issue late Wednesday evening, attributing it to the significant traffic to their fundraising page.

In a statement, the campaign commented, "The American people see through Crooked Joe Biden's rigged show trial." A spokesperson added that the outpouring of support was substantial, leading to intermittent delays on their donation link. The website was restored to normal shortly thereafter, allowing supporters to continue their contributions without interruption.

Republican Donors Rally Despite Conviction

Commentator Piers Morgan noted that the large number of small donations could signify increasing momentum for Trump's campaign. Despite the conviction, several prominent Republican donors have maintained their support for Trump’s run for office.

Andy Sabin, a New York businessman and supporter, dismissed the charges, indicating, "I haven't heard anybody who gives a s***." The conviction does not legally impede Trump from continuing his presidential campaign, allowing him to remain the presumptive Republican candidate against Joe Biden in the upcoming election.

Ongoing Legal Battles and Campaign Resilience

Beyond this recent conviction, Trump is dealing with three other major indictments. These include allegations related to attempts to overturn the 2020 election results and retaining top-secret documents in Florida.

President Joe Biden has chosen to approach Trump’s legal issues with caution, aiming to avoid accusations that he exerted any influence on the justice system. Following the verdict, Trump criticized the trial, calling it a "rigged, disgraceful trial." He vowed to continue fighting, predicting that the real decision would be made by the voters on Nov. 5.

First Criminal Trial for a Former President

Thursday's conviction marks a historic moment as the first time a former U.S. president has faced a criminal trial. D.A. Alvin Bragg presented evidence and witness testimonies leading to Trump's charge on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

The case is rooted in an alleged $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels aimed at concealing an alleged -- but disputed -- sexual encounter. This situation also put a spotlight on the so-called "catch and kill" tactics used by tabloids such as the National Enquirer. Trump maintains his innocence, asserting, "We didn't do a thing wrong. I'm a very innocent man." He accused the Biden administration of orchestrating the trial to harm a political adversary.

Despite these legal challenges, Trump remains determined to continue his quest for the presidency. He stated, "I'm fighting for our country, I'm fighting for our Constitution. This was done by the Biden administration in order to hurt a political opponent." Concluding his comments, Trump voiced his resolve: "I think it's just a disgrace. And we'll keep fighting and fighting till the end and we'll win because our country's gone to hell."

Summarizing, Trump's felony conviction has galvanized his supporters, leading to a significant fundraising success. Despite legal battles, he is unwavering in his campaign for president, facing staunch opposition and unyielding loyalty from his base.

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