Money mug shot: Trump’s criminal cases correlate with biggest fundraising days

Former President Donald Trump‘s felony indictments led to his two biggest fundraising windfalls, new data show.

The former president raised the most amount of money on Aug. 24, 2023, the same day Trump turned himself in to Georgia authorities and a mug shot of Trump was released to the public, an unprecedented moment in American history.

His campaign quickly seized on the mug shot, selling merchandise to his supporters and posting a screenshot to the recently rebranded X with a donation link.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis‘s sweeping 41-count indictment against Trump and 18 others over their efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results led to the Trump Save America Joint Fundraising Committee, raising $4,186,918, according to data compiled by Rob Pyers, research director at California Target Book.

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