Donald Trump’s legal turmoil appears to be political gold.
The former president’s joint fundraising committee reaped a more than $35 million windfall in the second quarter of this year, nearly doubling his first quarter haul, the 77-year-old’s campaign confirmed to The Post Wednesday.
“With an average donation to his 2024 campaign of $34, it’s evident that grassroots Republicans overwhelmingly stand with President Trump,” a campaign official crowed.
The joint fundraising committee is comprised of both the official Trump 2024 campaign and the Save America leadership super PAC. It is not clear how the $35 million was split between each entity.
The former president raised $18.8 million in the first three months of 2023.
The new fundraising numbers take in the period when Trump was arraigned on both a 34-count Manhattan indictment in April and a 37-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury last month.
Trump has denied wrongdoing in both the Manhattan case, which features allegations that he concealed business records to cover up hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election, and the federal case brought by special counsel Jack Smith — which charges that he hoarded national security information at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Despite becoming the first current or former president to be slapped with criminal charges, Trump leads the pursuing 2024 GOP primary pack by an average of 30.9 percentage points, according to the latest RealClearPolitics aggregate.
In light of this commanding lead, Trump has mused about the prospect of skipping the first GOP debate slated for Aug. 23 in Milwaukee.
A full breakdown of Trump’s second quarter pull is expected to be published by the Federal Election Commission in the coming weeks.
The former president is the first Republican campaign to unveil its fundraising totals for the period between April 1 and June 30.