Trump campaign raises US$7.1m  Georgia mugshot

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Trump campaign raises US$7.1m Georgia mugshot

Donald Trump’s election campaign says it has raised $7.1m (£5.6m) since his police mugshot was released, on Thursday.

Merchandising including mugs, T-shirts and drink coolers bearing the former president’s scowling face are selling like hot bread. On Friday alone , immediately after his arrest in Georgia, he raised $4.18m, said to be his highest figure in a 24-hour period in the campaign so far.

Mr Trump was released on bail, charged with plotting to overturn the state’s 2020 election results. He faces three other indictments as he campaigns for the 2024 US election.

They include two related to his false claims that the election was stolen and the attack by his followers on the Capitol in Washington. Trump denies all the charges and argues the cases against him are politically motivated because he is leading the race for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Party incumbent President Joe Biden.
The attention seems to have galvanised his supporters, and he has raised almost $20m in three weeks, since his indictments in the Georgia and Capitol riots cases.