Trump, allied groups have raised $420 million since NY conviction: RNC chair

RNC Chairman Michael Whatley said that the RNC and the Trump campaign broke the all time record for fundraising in March.

Published: June 14, 2024 2:58pm

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Whatley said that former President Donald Trump's campaign, super PACs, and the RNC have raised about $420 million in aggregate since Trump's New York conviction.

"All in we're hearing $400 to $420 million that has come in aggregate," Whatley said on an episode of the "John Solomon Reports" podcast to be aired next week. 

"It is something honestly that we have never seen before," he continued. "You know since President Trump became our incumbent nominee back in March, we broke the all time record for fundraising in March between the campaign and the RNC."

Trump's campaign website and donations page crashed in the wake of his criminal conviction in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's hush money case.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, for his part, asserted that the surge in financial support for Trump stemmed form concerns over the weaponization of the criminal justice system. 

"People are just pouring out of the woodwork saying they're now so sickened by the dishonesty and the law breaking of the left, and the fact that it threatens all of us," he said on the "John Solomon Reports" podcast. "I mean, if they can do this to a billionaire nominee of a major party who's already been president, think what they can do to the average truck driver."

Gingrich further called Trump's New York conviction "fake."

"The other thing that I'll mention is that we are now seeing the business leaders from across the country who are stepping up to support Donald Trump because they're looking at the economy," Whatley said. "They're looking at the underlying weakness that Joe Biden has brought in and realized it is not good for them or for their companies."

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