Donald Trump has raked in more than $7 million since his historic mugshot in the Fulton County Jail on Thursday.
Fundraising figures provided to Politico by the Trump campaign shows they raised $7.1 million since he was booked at the Atlanta jail. The campaign raised $4.18 million —more than half of the total haul—on Friday alone, breaking the record for the single-highest 24-hour period of his campaign to date, a person familiar with the totals told the outlet.
Trump was booked at the Fulton County Jail after he was indicted on 13 counts related to his attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state, despite his loss to Joe Biden.
Shortly after he was booked, the Trump campaign began plastering his mugshot over merch including shirts, posters, bumper stickers and beverage coolers with the tagline “NEVER SURRENDER!” according to Politico.
During an appearance on Newsmax, Donald Trump’s attorney Alina Habba, said the mugshot is “one of the best things” to ever happen to the former president.
“They didn’t need the mugshot. It was, I guess to her, probably a trophy, but thank you, because now the trophy actually became ours,” Habba said, referring to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. “She wanted to get it done. We obviously had told her that no other jurisdiction required it, he is the single most famous man on the planet.”
“The American people aren’t stupid,” she continued. “The mugshot was probably one of the best things that ever happened to him probably at this point. So, thank you, Fani.”