Since Donald Trump’s mugshot was taken by the authorities in a prison in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, his election campaign claims it has earned $7.1 million (£5.6 million) in donations.
The frowning visage of the ex-president is featured on a variety of products, including mugs, T-shirts, and drink coolers, which generates a significant portion of the revenue.
Despite being accused with conspiring to change the outcome of the state’s election in 2020, Mr. Trump was granted bail and released from custody.
As he campaigns for the election in the United States in 2024, he is facing three additional indictments.
Two of them are connected to his bogus claims that the election was rigged, and the other two are connected to the attack that his followers carried out on the Capitol in Washington.
Mr. Trump has denied all of the allegations and claims that the proceedings brought against him are politically motivated because he is currently in the lead for the nomination of the Republican Party to face the incumbent president of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden.
Since his indictment in the Georgia and Capitol riots cases, he has raised approximately $20 million in just three weeks thanks to the attention that has been paid to him and his followers seem to have been galvanized as a result.
It is believed that he raised $4.18 million on Friday, immediately following his detention in Georgia. This is said to be the greatest sum he has raised in a 24-hour period for the campaign thus far.
Trump is trying to capitalize on the historic nature of the mugshot.
Trump is continuing to rewrite the rules of politics.
The campaign has been sending messages to its followers, asking for their assistance, in addition to selling products through its internet store.
And on Thursday, Donald Trump himself made his first post on X, which was once known as Twitter, for the first time since January 2021. He uploaded the mugshot and captioned it with the phrase “Election meddling. Always fight for what you believe in!” along with the URL of his website.
This came about when the former president was pictured at the Fulton County jail, where he had surrendered to law authorities and paid $200,000 to be released while he waits for his trial.