Washington: Former US president Donald Trump raised over USD 4 million in 24 hours after a grand jury in Manhattan voted to indict him for his role in paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, his office has said.
Significantly, over 25% of donations came from first-time donors to the Trump Campaign, further solidifying his status as the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary, a media release said on Friday.
Donations from all 50 states received within first five hours of "sham indictment"
"This incredible surge of grassroots contributions confirms that the American people see the indictment of President Trump as a disgraceful weaponisation of our justice system by a Soros-funded prosecutor," said the campaign.
With an average contribution of only USD 34, Trump's 2024 campaign is funded by an unmatched coalition of hardworking patriots who are fed up with special interest donors like Soros spending billions of dollars to influence our elections, it said.
"Americans from across all 50 states donated to President Trump's campaign within the first five hours of the sham indictment," the release said.
White House refuses to comment
The White House has refused to comment on the indictment of the former president. "I have no comment on that," President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday.
Vice President Kamala Harris told reporters in Zambia, "I am not going to comment on an ongoing criminal case as it relates to the former president.".