Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign has reportedly raised $1.5 million in grassroots donations since he warned his supporters of a possible arrest by the Manhattan district attorney, according to a report from Fox News.
Trump used his Truth Social messaging platform to announce that he might be arrested on Tuesday by DA Alvin Bragg over a $130,000 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.
Following his initial messages criticizing the “HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE” and calling for supporters to “PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK,” media reports and statements from his allies and supporters amplified the news.
Although Tuesday came and went without an arrest, the campaign continued to receive donations.
Trump continued to assail Bragg, Daniels, and Michael Cohen, his former longtime attorney and “fixer” who became a star witness in the probe, to his 5 million Truth Social followers.
He insisted that he had done nothing wrong and characterized the investigation as “another witch hunt” that was interfering in a presidential election.
A fundraising email sent hours after Trump’s warning message solicited donations from his supporters, stating that “If the current Democrat regime can get away with threatening to arrest its biggest political opponent, then our once great Republic will have fully descended into a third-world tyranny.”
The email went on to urge his supporters that “you’re our country’s only hope.”
Since then, the campaign has reportedly received $1.5 million in donations.