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Trump Campaign Touts $141M Fundraising Surge in May, Boosted by Guilty Verdict

The Trump campaign announced on Monday that it raised an impressive $141 million in May in collaboration with the Republican National Committee (RNC), significantly boosted by a wave of donations following the former president’s conviction on 34 felony counts in New York.

The campaign and RNC received over 2 million donations throughout the month, with 25 percent of the donors contributing for the first time.

In addition to the campaign’s $141 million, organizations supporting Trump raised approximately $150 million, according to Trump officials.

“We are moved by the outpouring of support for President Donald J. Trump,” said Trump campaign senior advisers Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles in a statement. “President Trump raised $141 million this month because Americans remember the roaring economy, secure border, and peace through strength at home and abroad under Donald J. Trump. We will return to prosperity and success when he is re-elected in November.”

More than one-third of Trump’s fundraising total for May—$53 million—came from online donations within 24 hours of the jury’s guilty verdict, which found him guilty of falsifying business records during his 2016 campaign to conceal alleged affairs.

This substantial fundraising haul is likely to close the cash gap between the Trump campaign and the Biden campaign, which has not yet reported its May fundraising numbers. President Biden’s campaign raised $51 million in April and had $192 million on hand. Although Trump’s campaign outpaced Biden’s in April, it was still behind in cash on hand.

The Biden campaign experienced its best fundraising hours to date following Trump’s guilty verdict, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Trump campaign officials have downplayed the Biden campaign’s cash advantage, asserting that they will have the necessary resources to secure a win in November.

Biden campaign officials argue that their operation has invested in staff and resources in key battleground states, crucial for determining the November outcome, while Trump’s campaign has yet to build out its staff in swing states and has expended significant funds on legal fees.

“We’ll see how the numbers actually shake out come July, but one thing’s for certain: Trump’s billionaire friends are propping up the campaign of a white-collar crook because they know the deal – they cut him checks and he cuts their taxes while working people and the middle class pay the tab,” said Biden campaign spokesperson Ammar Moussa in a statement.