The total amount raised is likely to further solidify Trump’s status as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. He also points out that the twin allegations he’s facing — with the possibility of more to come — are mobilizing his online donor base. The average donation was $34.20, according to his campaign.
The full campaign filing is expected to be released through the Federal Election Commission later this month. Before that, the Trump campaign declined to say how much money he currently has on hand.
But the campaign has raised funds heavily around Trump’s legal cases. After being indicted last month on charges of mishandling confidential documents, the campaign sent out an appeal asking supporters to « make a contribution to peacefully DEFEND our movement from the endless witch hunts. »
Another solicitation asked supporters to « prove you will NEVER hand over our country to the radical left. »
The former president has also courted major donors. Last month, the campaign hosted its first in-person fundraiser at its Bedminster, NJ golf club, the same night it was subpoenaed in the documents case.
Trump is the first major candidate to release second-quarter fundraising totals. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Trump’s main rival for the Republican nomination, raised $8.2 million in the first 24 hours after his launch in late May, though his campaign hasn’t said how much it’s raised since then .