Donald Trump’s campaign for the 2024 presidential election has raised seven million dollars (about 6.4 million euros) since his indictment on Friday, said, this Monday, one of the Republican’s advisors on Twitter.
Jason Miller’s message was posted on the official Trump campaign account on that social network, which has encouraged supporters of the former President and potential candidate to make contributions since a New York grand jury indicted him in the case of payment to the actress Pornographic Stormy Daniels.
In the first 24 hours after the indictment, the Trump campaign revealed that it had raised 4 million dollars (about 3.7 million euros).
Trump, who qualified his accusation as “political persecution” and “electoral interference”, boasted this Sunday of “never having had as much support and love as I do now”, something that the campaign tries to demonstrate with the publication of messages of support, polls showing rises in popularity and these latest fundraising numbers.
But the alleged economic flow of support for Trump contrasts with the scarce physical presence of his supporters in Miami, under Republican control, where he resides and where he received the news, as well as in New York, the Democratic stronghold where he arrived today, to appear before the judge. this tuesday.
The former President will be staying at Trump Tower, his former residence in Manhattan, where the police have increased their presence for several weeks and placed fences on both sides of the road.
Today, his supporters in that area could be counted on the fingers of one hand, reported the Efe agency.
Members of the Republican Party of New York have called a protest in front of the courthouses in Manhattan from 12:00 on Tuesday (17:00 in Lisbon), in which the ultraconservative congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is expected to participate, to whom the mayor of the city called for restraint.
“At a time when rioters could come to our city on Tuesday, our message is clear and simple: stay in control,” said Eric Adams during a brief press conference with New York Police Chief Keechant Sewell, which has put all of its 35,000 agents “on high alert” since Friday, before Trump’s arrival in the city.
Trump, who announced his third White House candidacy in November, is the leading candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
The real estate tycoon, born in New York and where he prospered in several areas of business, should be summoned on Tuesday from 2:15 pm (7:15 pm in Lisbon) in a criminal case that has not yet been made public.
Before the judge, Trump will plead “not guilty” because “there is no crime”, according to his defense.
After appearing before the judge and going through a protocol that will include the removal of fingerprints and photographs, Donald Trump must then be released pending the organization of his trial.
This is the first accusation of a former president in the history of the United States of America (USA) – when Trump is also a candidate for the White House in 2024 – and entailed major security challenges, with authorities preparing for possible demonstrations .
The accusations that the former Republican president will face are not yet known, but some of his most faithful allies have come to his defense, as is the case of congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.