Trial Is Good For Fundraising: Trump Pockets $1M After First Day In Court

Former U.S. President Donald Trump sits inside a Manhattan criminal court in New York, on Monday, April 15, 2024. The hush money trial of former President Trump begins Monday with jury selection. It's a singular moment for American history as the first criminal trial of a former U.S. commander in chief. (Jeenah Moon/Pool Photo via AP)

Former President Donald Trump raked in more than $1 million in campaign fundraising after the first day of his criminal trial in New York on Monday.

According to newly appointed Republican National Committee Co-Chairwoman Lara Trump, who is Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, the former president raised the money as he is being charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records.

“The people of America spoke up yesterday in support of Donald Trump to the tune of a million and a half dollars raised for his campaign,” Lara Trump said on Fox & Friends on Tuesday. “The average donation was $28, so even here, in the abysmal Biden economy, people are coming out, and they are financially supporting this president.”

Official fundraising numbers have not been released.

Read the full story in The Washington Examiner.