Trump Raises Over $1 Million For His Campaign on First Day of Trial

( – Co-chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, Lara Trump, has revealed that Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial’s first day was probably responsible for $1 million in new donations to the candidate. Lara criticized the trial’s focus on alleged hush money payments to Stormy Daniels in 2016, calling it a show against Trump. She implied that the trial is simply an attempt to slander Trump before the upcoming elections.

The RNC co-chair’s remarks came during her appearance on Fox & Friends. Lara Trump emphasized the strong financial support for Trump, with an average donation of nearly $30. This showcases continued backing even amid the struggles people are currently facing, in what she called the Biden administration’s economy.

The trial, which was initiated by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in April 2023, accuses Trump of falsifying New York business records to conceal various crimes during the 2016 presidential election. Trump maintains his innocence despite facing a gag order for criticizing Justice Juan Merchan’s daughter.

Jury selection began with hundreds of potential jurors filling out questionnaires, with the goal of selecting only around a dozen of them. The first group of potential jurors were sworn in, with many of them being dismissed due to biases or other reasons. This process is expected to last one or two weeks.

Eric Trump, Trump’s son and Lara’s husband, echoed Lara’s sentiment, attributing significant financial support to Trump’s courtroom appearances. The ongoing jury selection may lead to additional dismissals, prolonging the process.

Judge Merchan also scheduled arguments for a potential gag order violation by Trump for April 23. He was responding to the prosecution’s claims that Trump’s social media posts potentially breached the gag order. The prosecution proposed a $1,000 fine for each alleged violation.

Trump is facing many legal disputes this year. Even though the polls seem to be in his favor, the constant court attendances and legal fees might paint a different picture as November draws closer.

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