Trump Campaign Claims $7.1M in Donations Since Mugshot

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    The Facts

    • Former US Pres. Donald Trump's 2024 campaign has reportedly raised a record-breaking $7.1M since he was arrested at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia last Thursday.

    • While released the same day on a $200K bail, Trump's police mugshot — now being sold as merchandise on the Trump campaign's online store — helped generate $4.18M within 24 hours of the arrest alone.


    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Democrats, who were initially delighted with Trump's arrest in Georgia, are now witnessing the fruits of their corrupt political project backfiring against them. By turning his mugshot into a windfall of campaign donations, it's clear Trump is mobilizing the average American to stand up against the anti-American Biden administration.

    Anti-Trump narrative

    Trump's attempts to control the narrative concerning his legal troubles were expected, but monetizing his mug shot cannot hide the reality of how far he has fallen. The truth is that — no matter how it is spun — being arrested can never be good for one's reputation. Independents will remember this as 2024 approaches.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 50% chance that Donald Trump will be jailed or incarcerated before 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Establishment split

    CRITICAL

    PRO

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