Aug 26 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump has raised almost $20 million over the past three weeks, a period roughly coinciding with his indictment in federal and state lawsuits related to his false claims that he was the Election 2020, Trump’s campaign, was stolen, a spokesman said on Saturday.
The former president has raked in $7.1 million since Thursday’s appearance for a mugshot in a racketeering and fraud case in Atlanta, Georgia, Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said on X, the platform , formerly known as Twitter.
On Friday alone, Trump raised $4.18 million, marking the highest-grossing day of his campaign yet, Cheung said.
His mugshot, posted Thursday night from a Georgia courthouse, has been turned into T-shirts, shot glasses, mugs, posters and even bobble-head dolls by friends and foes alike.
The shot of Trump with a red tie, glittery hair and an ice-cold expression was taken as the Republican presidential nominee was arrested on more than a dozen felonies. This was part of a criminal case related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election.
Trump, who was elected president in 2016 but lost to Democrat Joe Biden in 2020, is again seeking the Republican Party nomination for president.
Trump is currently facing four charges, including two related to his false claim that the election was stolen and his supporters’ attack on the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021
He has denied all allegations.
On Aug. 15, a Georgia grand jury indicted Trump after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis conducted an investigation into his efforts to recoup his 2020 election loss to Biden in the state.
On Aug. 3 in federal court in Washington, he pleaded not guilty to allegations made by Special Counsel Jack Smith that he conspired to defraud the United States by preventing Congress from confirming Biden’s 2020 election victory over him and depriving voters of their right to a fair election.
He also pleaded not guilty to improperly retaining confidential documents after leaving office and falsifying business records in a New York case related to the payment of so-called hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Edited by Andrea Ricci
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