In the month of August, the Trump campaign has brought in $20 million, per Fox News. However, the eyebrow-raising figures come from within the last seven days. In less than a week after the release of his mugshot, former President Donald Trump (R) has raised nearly $10 million in fundraising for his campaign.
In his surprising return to X, Trump shared the mugshot alongside the message of “NEVER SURRENDER!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2023
“MUG SHOT – AUGUST 24, 2023. ELECTION INTERFERENCE NEVER SURRENDER! DONALDJTRUMP.COM”
The post has garnered over 250 million views.
Moreover, his campaign website released a statement from Trump himself, saying that he was “ARRESTED” despite committing “NO CRIME.”
"Today, at the notoriously violent jail in Fulton County, Georgia, I was ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME," the campaign wrote in the fundraising message, claiming that his legal battles are ‘election interference,’” the former President declared.
He would go on to mention, "But today, I walked into the lion's den with one simple message on behalf of our entire movement: I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION TO SAVE AMERICA.”
Moreover, Florida Republican lawmakers including Representative Kat Cammack (R-FL) rallied behind the 45th President despite the RICO charges.
Rep. Cammack, who is one of a handful of members of Florida’s Republican congressional delegation that has not endorsed President Trump, stated on ‘X’ that the Georgia case against President Trump was nothing more than a “Witch-hunt.”
Cammack’s show of support could be seen as very telling, considering that she told The Floridian that she was still very much “undecided” when asked about the race a few months ago on the steps of the Capitol in Washington.
In addition, Cammack somewhat expressed her support again for Trump shortly after the first Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, where she entered the “Spin Room” to speak to the media about the race.
My statement on President Trump turning himself in in Georgia tonight:
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) August 25, 2023
Additionally, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave his thoughts as well.
“Those who decided to start using indictments, prosecutors & even mug shots as weapons in a political campaign have unleashed a destructive new era in American politics. Now, for years to come our criminal justice system will be used to target candidates in both parties & the harm this will do to America will take a long time to fix,” stated Sen. Rubio.
Similarly, Representative Byron Donalds showcased his support for Donald Trump once again.
“Today is another dark day in U.S. history. A day when We The People & the world, will witness the continued weaponization of the justice system against a political opponent, former POTUS, & leading candidate for the upcoming presidential election. This is a travesty of justice,” said Rep. Donalds, who endorsed Trump over DeSantis in April.
The second GOP presidential debate will be held at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California on September 27. Per The Hill, Trump has communicated that he will not attend.