Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 4, 2024

Trump Secures Over $200 Million in Donations Following Verdict

Daily Wire reported that former President Donald Trump has raised an astonishing $200 million since a Manhattan jury handed down a guilty verdict last week. 

During an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, Eric Trump, son of the former president, revealed the extent of the fundraising efforts. He shared that contributions have poured in from a broad spectrum of supporters, driven by both small and large donations. This significant figure underscores Donald Trump's unwavering support among his base.

Small Donations Lead the Charge

Eric Trump disclosed that the bulk of the contributions came from small-dollar donors. The sheer volume of these donations was striking, with amounts like $21 and $43 making up a considerable portion. Eric highlighted the fact that these minor contributions alone have amounted to over $70 million.

In his interview, Eric Trump noted, "This might be a little inside information, but as I was leaving my house about 37 seconds ago, I asked my wife, what are we up to now?" He added, "[Lara] said, just in terms of small dollar, we’re well over $70 million. This is $21 donations, $43 donations, right, small dollar donations.”

This surge in grassroots support signifies a deep-rooted loyalty among Trump's followers. Many of these small-dollar donors are likely everyday Americans who believe in Trump's cause and want to express their solidarity amid his legal battles.

Large Contributions Amplify the Total

While the small-dollar donations have been remarkable, the inclusion of large-dollar contributions has propelled the total raised to exceed $200 million. This combined effort has helped Trump amass an unparalleled fundraising sum in a short period following the verdict.

Eric Trump observed, “If you add the large dollar donations to it, you’re over $200 million.” This demonstrates the broad financial backing, not just from ordinary citizens but also from wealthier patrons.

Moreover, Eric Trump highlighted a particularly noteworthy point that nearly 30 percent of these donors are first-time political donors. This is significant as it reflects an emerging demographic of supporters who are engaging in political donations for the first time, potentially indicating a shift in political engagement trends.

First-Time Donors Emerge

The influx of new political donors represents a unique aspect of Trump’s current fundraising efforts. According to Eric Trump, this new donor base is driven by a sense of indignation and solidarity with the former president.

“I mean, these are Americans who are pissed off. They’re coming out of the woodwork and they want to support a guy that they just believe he’s getting bamboozled by a system,” Eric Trump stated. This sentiment suggests a growing frustration amongst Trump's base towards the political and legal systems.

Implications of the Fundraising Success

The success of Trump's fundraising efforts post-verdict is likely to have a significant impact on the political landscape. The sheer amount raised so swiftly underscores his potential influence in future political endeavors.

With over $200 million available, Trump’s campaign has a considerable war chest that could be used for various political activities, including future election campaigns, legal defenses, and other ventures aligned with his political goals.

As the political narrative continues to unfold, it is clear that financial backing for Donald Trump remains robust. This fundraising achievement reflects his unwavering base and introduces a new wave of political donors who may play a pivotal role in shaping future campaigns and elections.

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