Donald Trump wants his ’74 million’ supporters to sign a petition railing against his potential arrest. is asked.


Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at Gaylord National Resort & Resorts.  March 4, 2023 at the Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Trump was questioned by reporters on a variety of topics, including his campaign progress and his views on the war in Ukraine. Conservatives have met for a four-day annual conference to discuss the Republican agenda.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 4, 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

  • Donald Trump emailed voters on Monday asking them to sign a petition protesting the possible arrest.

  • His team says it is gathering “millions” of signatures denouncing the “threat.”

  • He also solicited donations to the campaign ranging from $24 to $3,300.

Former President Donald Trump has asked his supporters to sign a petition condemning possible arrests in New York. But signing this petition will lead people directly to a page asking him to donate $3,300 or any other suggested amount in cash to the 2024 campaign.

“They’re trying to intimidate you and void your vote!” Trump’s team wrote in an email Monday to supporters seen by an insider.

“This is why the 2024 Trump presidential campaign is gathering millions of petition signatures from Americans like you decrying these threats of possible arrest. He called on “74 million patriots” to pick up the phone and sign the petition.

Trump could soon be indicted by a grand jury in New York in relation to Stormy Daniels hush money payment case. playing cards claimed without evidence that he could be arrested Although no charges have been confirmed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.

Clicking on the petition link in the message takes the recipient to a page asking for donations to “help defend the America First movement during this dark time.”

The message says supporters can donate any amount, but suggested amounts like $500, $1,000, and $3,300.

Screenshot of Trump's fundraising page linked to a petition for possible indictment in New York.

Screenshot of Trump’s fundraising page.Screenshot/Trump 2024

President Trump has not disclosed how he intends to use the list of his supporters.

The Trump campaign also claims that donations through this form will have a “1,500%” effect, but has not explained how Trump will do this. Often promises donors He multiplies the effect of their cash donations.

The claim is A fundraising gimmick also used by other politicians, including former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. but, Many campaigns now avoid this tactic After the Department of Justice in 2021 Sentenced political impostor to 20 years in prison, Partly because of the fraudulent use of this charge.

Trump has repeatedly attempted to raise money from investigations and government actions against him. Examples of such include FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago residence and When a House committee on January 6 voted on his subpoena.

Most recently he Rumors of his indictment to raise funds on his social media platform, Truth Socialan insider previously reported. He said supporters shouldn’t send him anything I told them if they were “not doing well,” if they were “doing well,” “send me a donation.”

The former president and his team also send out daily emails to potential donors, often promoting rewards such as the chance to dine with Trump or the privilege of signing his birthday card. One such email in June promised supporters Title of “Great MAGA King Status” — This essentially looks like an animated GIF of scrolls.

Trump accused of raising some funds by House committee on Jan. 6 $170 million from his baseless election fraud allegations. However, it is unlikely that he will be charged with fraud on these allegations. A legal expert previously told Insider.

Representatives for Trump and the Manhattan Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.

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