In a statement released shortly after the indictment news broke, Trump said he was “outraged” and that the charges were “a political stunt” designed to hurt his chances in the upcoming election.
He went on to urge supporters to “help me fight back against this unfair and politically motivated attack” by contributing to his legal defense fund. He added that the donations would be used to pay for the “costly and time-consuming litigation” that will likely be necessary to fight the charges.
The plea has become a trending topic on social media, with many people expressing outrage at what they see as a clear attempt to curry favor with potential donors. Many have pointed out that the Trump campaign already has an impressive war chest, and have called on the former president to use that money to pay for his legal costs instead of asking supporters to do so.
Others have noted that it is highly unusual for an indicted former president to be fundraising for their own legal defense, with many pointing out that this is the first time in American history that such a thing has occurred.
Whatever the outcome of the case, the move has shown that Trump is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to defend himself and stay in the political spotlight. Whether or not it will be enough to help him win the Republican nomination for 2024 remains to be seen, but for now it has certainly ensured that his name continues to trend on social media.
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