Thursday, March 23, 2023

Donald Trump's fans sent him $1.5 million in 3 days after he falsely claimed that he'd get arrested on Tuesday. (Business Insider)

"Ninety percent of the people in the world are fools, and the rest of us are in dangerou of contamination." Horace Vandegelder in Hello Dolly.  

How many misuigded misanthropes do you know who have actually given their scarce dollars to a putative billionaire, asinine insurrectionist, perfervid prevaricator and tedious teller of tall tales?

You tell me.

My mother would often quote Proverbs 21:20: "a fool and his money are soon parted."

From Business Insider:

Donald Trump's fans sent him $1.5 million in 3 days after he falsely claimed that he'd get arrested on Tuesday

Former President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he lands at Quad City International Airport en route to Iowa on Monday, March 13, 2023.
Former President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he lands at Quad City International Airport en route to Iowa on Monday, March 13, 2023.Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
  • Trump's earlier claim of his Tuesday arrest was false, but it's already boosted his fundraising.

  • He raised $1.5 million in the three days after saying he'd be arrested, per multiple reports.

  • That's $500,000 per day, or almost double the daily average he received when he launched his 2024 bid.

Former President Donald Trump raised $1.5 million in the three days after he falsely claimed on Truth Social that he'd be arrested on Tuesday, per multiple media outlets.

Trump's 2024 campaign confirmed the sum to Fox News, the outlet reported Wednesday. The money was raised from grassroots donations, according to Fox.

The Washington Post, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter, reported the same amount raised in that time frame.

Receiving $1.5 million over three days means Trump raised an average of $500,000 per day — almost double the daily average when he announced his bid for the White House in November.

The Trump campaign brought in $11.8 million in the six weeks before the announcement, averaging out at $280,000 per day. And in the six weeks after Trump announced his run, his campaign raised $9.5 million, or $226,000 per day.

The former president's funding boost after he claimed without evidence that he would be arrested by New York prosecutors on Tuesday. This did not happen.

Trump's campaign capitalized on the rumors

Trump urged supporters to "PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK" in his Saturday Truth Social post, amid rumors that he may soon be indicted by a New York grand jury over the Stormy Daniels hush-money case.

As the anticipation of an indictment grew, Trump's campaign capitalized on the rumors by highlighting them in almost every fundraising message. The daily messages seen by Insider tell recipients that the "justice system has utterly COLLAPSED" and that they can be a "FOUNDING DEFENDER" by giving money to the former president.

One such email asked supporters to sign a petition against a potential Trump arrest and afterward requested donations to his campaign.

The former president's fundraising efforts appeared on Truth Social as well.

Raised millions by making claims without evidence

"If you are doing poorly, as so many of you are, do not send anything. If you are doing well, which was made possible through the great policies of the Trump Administration, send your contribution," he wrote on Monday. He re-posted the same message on Wednesday, making no mention of his own false claim that he would get arrested.

Trump has raised millions by claiming without evidence or substantiation that he is a victim of political persecution. In the weeks after he lost the 2020 election, the former president raised $170 million off lies that the White House was stolen from him, The New York Times reported.

He also told voters that their money would go to an "Official Election Defense Fund" for investigating the election, but the January 6 House committee confirmed in June that no such fund ever existed. Most of the money instead went to Trump's PAC, per The Post.

Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment sent outside business hours.

Read the original article on Business Insider


Anonymous said...

He's grifting these yoyo's to a husk. I'm telling you. He did the same thing with the "Stop the Steal" hoax. "Send me money or the planet will explode!" "Send me money to save America from annihilation!" He's not religious, but he uses the same tactics as the televangelists. Lies that produce outrage and other appeals to emotion to grift these cartoon characters to the hilt. He's also spending some of that money on his own assets.. his own fat ass. He knows there's a good chance that he's not coming back. He just loves the game, the grift, the shakedown, and the flim flam.

Anonymous said...

He was fumbling. He was bumbling. He was delusional as he groped for money. His face was neon orange. Send him all your money or the planet will stop spinning.

Anonymous said...

His ideas for the nation if he were to win in 2024 include death penalty for every felony, abolition of all social programs and the reestablishment of slavery, and right wing curriculum in schools... similar nationalist indoctrination that you would find in China. So basically the same platform as Ron DeSanctimonious.