Eric Trump touts $52.8M fundraising haul for father after conviction

Eric Trump, adult son of now-convicted former President Trump, highlighted his father’s campaign fundraising numbers in the immediate aftermath of the conviction.

“What’s really amazing, go back to 2016 for a second, the largest fundraising haul in history to that point, we did in one day, you know, $16 million,” Trump told Fox News’s Jesse Watters.

“And as of a couple of minutes ago, we just announced $52.8 million in 24 hours and we’re probably another five, six million dollars above that, based on the fact that that was exactly 24 hours from the indictment time, which was about 5:30 [p.m.],” Trump continued.

Trump’s father, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, was found guilty on all 34 felony charges against him for falsifying business records related to a hush money payment to conceal an alleged affair with porn actor Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.

The decision came Thursday after the jury turned around a verdict quicker than expected. Former President Trump said shortly after the decision was handed down that the “real verdict is going to be Nov. 5, by the people,” referring to Election Day. His legal team said they are considering all options to appeal the conviction.

On Friday morning, the Trump campaign said it brought in roughly $35 million after the verdict. By Friday evening, the former president posted online that the number was now $52.8 million.

Eric Trump criticized the case on “Jesse Watters Primetime,” Friday, where he said “they shut down all of lower Manhattan for literally six weeks with he largest NYPD presence you’ve ever seen.”

“You saw thousands and thousands of cops, blocks and blocks literally barricaded around that courthouse for $130,000 of personal money,” Eric Trump said. “Give me a break. No one believes it.”

Eric Trump continued, arguing that the “country is furious” and that’s why his father’s campaign is seeing millions in small-dollar donations pouring in.

“This country has never seen a fundraising haul like that. People are behind my father in ways that I’ve never … I can’t even tell you the love that’s out there right now,” Eric Trump said. “Just watch his poll numbers, I guarantee this propels him to victory.

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