Surge in Contributions Causes Trump Campaign Donation Page to Crash

( – The fundraising website for former President Donald Trump’s campaign has crashed after a record surge in donations following his conviction in his hush-money criminal trial.

One campaign committee managed to secure a donation of $800,000 shortly after Trump was found guilty by a Manhattan jury of concealing business records. The falsified records allegedly covered up evidence of money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels to hide an alleged affair. The Trump campaign wrote on X that many supporters were “moved” to send money to the Republican’s campaign less than an hour after the former president was found guilty of 34 felony counts.

When the WinRed GOP donation platform experienced an outage, Trump’s adviser Chris LaCivita claimed that millions of patriotic Americans had opted to donate to the presumptive nominee’s campaign. The site was working again roughly an hour after it went offline. Trump’s campaign was well-prepared for the verdict; minutes after the former president was found guilty, the official campaign website declared Trump a “political prisoner” and redirected to a campaign website. The page announced that Trump had done “nothing wrong” and that he was found guilty in a “rigged witch hunt trial”. The website also referenced the raid on Trump’s home and his mugshot to further stress the former president’s claim that he is a victim of political persecution.

In his address following the guilty verdict, Trump claimed the campaign had already raised another $35 million from those who were mostly new donors on the WinRed platform. The campaign announced that the money raised in 24 hours was nearly double that of the previous record made in a day on WinRed.

The website’s appeal pleaded with supporters that their donations were all that stood in the way of “total tyranny”, calling for contributions from the MAGA movement to proudly declare support for the former president. Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin commented on X that the American public would recognize the conviction as a politically driven prosecution steered by those who wanted to sabotage Trump’s election chances.

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