Following Thursday’s announcement that a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump, many of his allies — and even a few rivals — weighed in with their assertion that the investigation was essentially a politically motivated witch hunt.
The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head.
It is un-American.
The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is…
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 30, 2023
According to a recent press release, a huge number of donors also showed their support by sending money to the 2024 GOP presidential candidate’s campaign.
Confirming that Trump brought in a total of more than $4 million in just 24 hours after news of the indictment surfaced, the campaign reported: “This incredible surge of grassroots contributions confirms that the American people see the indictment of President Trump as a disgraceful weaponization of our justice system by a [leftist billionaire George] Soros-funded prosecutor.”
Not only did those donations come from small-money sources with an average of around $34, but more than one-fourth of the contributions were from individuals who had not previously supported the campaign.
The press release also noted that supporters from all 50 states had sent in donations within five hours of the first indictment reports.
“President 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,” the campaign added.
It was clear that the Trump campaign was geared up to capitalize on the public backlash against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation into accusations that Trump made hush money payments to cover up alleged affairs.
After adding about $1.5 million to his coffers earlier in March following a social media post indicating that his arrest was imminent, Trump’s campaign peppered its mailing list with at least a half-dozen emails seeking donations after the indictment announcement.
“America needs you right now,” one of the fundraising email headlines stated.
A message attributed to Trump tacitly acknowledged the toll that the Biden administration’s economic policy has had on Americans.
“If you are doing poorly, as so many of you are, do not send anything,” the message advised. “If you are doing well, which was made possible through the great policies of the Trump Administration, send your contribution to donaldjtrump.com.”