Despite the obvious intent of the Fulton County mugshot taken of former President Donald Trump, which was to help humiliate him and thus torpedo his 2024 campaign, Trump has managed to turn the mugshot into a symbol of his resistance and thus a major rallying point that led to a fundraising bonanza for his campaign.
For one, the mugshot led to a huge uptick in financial support for Trump, with donations rolling in to such a massive extent that he raised more than $4 million in the 24-hour period after it, a record for him, and he raised a whopping $7.1 million in the days after.
Donald Trump raised $7.1 million after his Georgia mugshot pic.twitter.com/OksvpVdg96
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) August 27, 2023
Adding more context, former Trump White House official Steven Cheung tweeted, “BREAKING: Close to $20m raised in the last 3 weeks, coinciding with indictment in DC and the Atlanta mugshot. $7.1m since Thursday (Atlanta mugshot). $4.18m yesterday (Friday) alone, the highest grossing day of the entire campaign. Organic money has skyrocketed, especially after @realDonaldTrump tweeted out the picture along with the website URL”
And the mugshot didn’t just raise millions for Trump. It also electrified the country and led to a massive outpouring of support for him. Such is what Karoline Leavitt, a spokeswoman for MAGA Inc. PAC, told Breitbart News in a recent interview about the Fulton County mugshot, the first ever of a former president, and the effect it has had on the country and Trump Campaign.
Commenting on that matter, Leavitt said, “We are now seeing a seismic shift in disapproval for Joe Biden and support for President Trump. There was a new poll released yesterday that shows Donald Trump dominating Joe Biden in the general election. And there’s been a bunch of polls that show the same thing. And I think that the Democrats have overplayed their hands with all of these witch hunts and indictments of Donald Trump.”
Continuing, she gave an example of how people in the area reacted and what the so-called justice system has turned into in America, saying, “You saw he was driving through urban Atlanta. African Americans lining the streets yelling, ‘Free Trump,’ as his motorcade passed by. People are realizing that this is a political persecution. This is an unfair abuse of our justice system against someone who made the lives of people of people in Atlanta, people in New York City, people in West Virginia, in every state and community across this country, better.”
She then contrasted Trump’s record and fighting spirit with the rest of the GOP candidates, saying, “And so while you saw all those candidates at the debate the other night bickering over issues like the economy, and energy, and the border, which are all incredibly important, we already have a guy who’s delivered on every single one of those issues. And they failed to talk about the greatest issue our nation is currently facing, which is political lawfare against the leading opponent in the next election, and also against millions of hardworking, good, good hearted Americans who support him.”
Then, emphasizing why Trump is continuing to fight and why Americans should vote for him, Leavitt said that Trump is the only one who will take the fight to the enemy and the mugshot has electrified the movement behind him, saying, “Donald Trump is the only one who can fix the issues that the American people are facing. And he’s also the only one who will take a sledgehammer to the deep state, and demand justice and accountability to right these wrongs. And I do think the mug shot is of course, epic. But it also is a pivotal moment. And it’s a seismic shift in support that we’re seeing for President Trump across party lines, especially with independents and African American Americans and also Hispanic Americans too.”
And, emphasizing that Trump is doing better now than in 2016 and so is a viable candidate, whatever the pundits claim. she said, “He is performing better than he did in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, a race in which he won. He shocked the establishment then and he continues to shock them to this day. The fact that he’s still standing strong, and the fact that he even decided to run for reelection again, to go back and beat Joe Biden, stepping into the arena knowing that the deep state and the corrupt establishment in the media all together are combined to try and destroy him and his family and his business.”
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