Donald Trump's campaign posted a fresh fundraising plea after his arrest at a 'notoriously violent jail' in Georgia

Mugshot of Donald Trump
A mugshot of Donald Trump taken at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on August 24, 2023.Fulton County Sheriff's Office
  • Donald Trump's campaign shared a new fundraising plea urging his supporters to donate.

  • It posted his mugshot and a note on its website following his arrest in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • The post claims that his arrest was a "travesty of justice and election interference."

Donald Trump's campaign posted a new fundraising plea on its website following his surrender to authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday.

Trump's campaign uploaded an image of his mugshot alongside a call for donations.

"At the notoriously violent jail in Fulton County, Georgia, I was ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME," it reads. "The American people know what's going on. What has taken place is a travesty of justice and ELECTION INTERFERENCE."

It also claims that people who hold left-wing political views want to "intimidate" his followers out of voting for him.

"But I walked into the lion's den with one simple message on behalf of our entire movement: I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION TO SAVE AMERICA," it continues.

The note ends with a plea for his supporters to donate to his 2024 presidential campaign and help oust what it calls the "crooked Joe Biden."

Trump was arrested after a Georgia grand jury indicted the former president for his efforts to overturn the state's results in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump was first indicted in March in New York on charges relating to a hush-money payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.

He also faced charges over his handling of classified documents, with prosecutors alleging that he broke federal law when he took the documents with him from the White House to Mar-a-Lago. Trump pled not guilty to 37 counts in the case.

Trump's previous indictments have led to significant boosts in his fundraising, particularly in the aftermath of the hush-money case, NBC News reported.

Trump's campaign said he had raised $7.1 million since he surrendered at the Atlanta jail, Politico reported. It added that Trump raised $4.18 million on Friday alone — which would be the most he's raised in one day during this campaign.

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