Donald Trump 'shattering' fundraising records after FBI raid: Eric Trump

Trump was quick to condemn the raid as an act of political persecution

Updated: August 10, 2022 - 7:30pm

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Former President Donald Trump's son Eric on Wednesday stated that his father was "shattering all fundraising records" after the FBI raided his Florida estate of Mar-a-Lago on Monday.

“Breaking: DonaldJTrump.com is shattering all fundraising records and I’m told has raised more money in the past 24 hours than ever before in recent history! The American people are pissed!" he posted on Truth Social, Trump's nascent social media site that aims to provide a censorship-free alternative to Twitter. He did not give any specific numbers to back up his statement.

FBI agents with the Washington Field Office on Monday raided the former president's Florida home and broke into his safe in search of classified documents Trump may have taken from the White House.

Trump was quick to condemn the raid as an act of political persecution.

"It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don't want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections," he said in a statement on Monday evening.

The alleged fundraising boost is one of several metrics showing good news for Trump's future electoral prospects following the raid. A recent Trafalgar poll found a plurality, 47.9%, of Americans blamed Trump's political enemies for the raid with Republicans and independents expressing that sentiment at 76.7% and 53.9% rates respectively.

Moreover, both groups resoundingly said the raid made them more likely to vote in the November midterm elections with 83.3% of Republicans and 71.7% of independents expressing that sentiment.