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Trump campaign says it has raised $7.1 million since Atlanta mug shot

Donald Trump’s campaign says it has raised $7.1 million since the former president was processed at an Atlanta jail Thursday in the Georgia election subversion case.

Trump’s fundraising total for the past three weeks, following his indictment and arraignment in Washington related to the federal January 6 case and then his surrender and processing at the Fulton County jail in Georgia, is close to $20 million, a Trump campaign official said.

On Friday, the day following his arrest in Georgia, Trump raised $4.18 million, the highest-grossing day of the entire campaign, the source said.

Following Trump’s arrest, his campaign also immediately began selling merchandise featuring the former president’s mug shot. 

The sales have contributed to the high fundraising totals, according to the source.

While Trump is yet to be arraigned in the Georgia case, he made a prime-time appearance at the Fulton County jail Thursday to be booked and released on bond. Trump’s advisers said they were very pleased with the media coverage Thursday, and the former president immediately began to fundraise off of his arrest.

Trump also returned to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, for the first time since January 2021 to share a fundraising note.

“I walked into the lion’s den with one simple message on behalf of our entire movement: I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION TO SAVE AMERICA,” Trump wrote Thursday. He asked his supporters to make a campaign contribution “to evict” President Joe Biden “during this dark chapter in our nation’s history.”

Trump co-defendant, head of Black Voices for Trump denied bail and will remain in prison

A codefendant in the Georgia election fraud case facing former President Donald Trump is being held without bail. 

Black Voices for Trump leader Harrison Floyd is being held at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia, after turning himself in on Thursday. 

“I do find that based on the open charge against you there are grounds for bond to be denied at this point,” Judge Emily Richardson said. 

She continued, “So I’m going to go ahead and find that you are at risk to commit additional felonies and a potential risk to flee the jurisdiction.”

Richardson made the decision on the grounds that Floyd was deemed a flight risk. 

Floyd is facing charges of influencing witnesses, conspiracy to commit solicitation of false statements and writings and violating the Georgia RICO Act. 

Among the 19 co-defendants, Floyd is the only individual not to strike a bond agreement ahead of surrendering to authorities. 

He represented himself in court, saying that legal counsel was too expensive.