Trump claims he was 'tortured' in Fulton County Jail when arrested (2024)

  • Trump's campaign profited off his mugshot image to the tune of over $4 million
  • The election team is using it again in a campaign mailer sent out Monday
  • READ MORE:How Trump's mugshot and indictments led to enormous spikes in campaign fundraising that's been used to pay nearly $50M in legal fees

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A fundraising email from Donald Trump's election campaign claims the former president was 'tortured' when he turned himself into a Georgia jail last August.

Last August, when Trump was booked into the Fulton County jail in Georgia on election fraud charges, Trump's campaign profited off his mugshot image to the tune of over $4 million.

They splashed his glowering image across campaign merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, beer koozies and more.

Ahead of Trump's first debate with Biden and in the wake of his convictions in Manhattan, they're using it again in a campaign mailer sent out Monday.

The email writes:'I want you to remember what they did to me. They tortured me in the Fulton County Jail, and TOOK MY MUGSHOT. So guess what?'

A fundraising email from Donald Trump 's election campaign claims the former president was 'tortured' when he turned himself into a Georgia jail last August

The email writes: 'I want you to remember what they did to me. They tortured me in the Fulton County Jail, and TOOK MY MUGSHOT. So guess what?'He says that their response was to 'put it on a mug for the WHOLE WORLD TO SEE' complete with a photo of the mug

He says that their response was to 'put it on a mug for the WHOLE WORLD TO SEE' complete with a photo of the mug.

Read More How Trump's mugshot and indictments led to enormous spikes in campaign fundraising that's been used to pay nearly $50M in legal fees

The campaign is offering the item for a donation of $47 to Trump's 2024 election effort.

Areport in February from WinRed, Republican's online fundraising platform, confirmed Trump raised a whopping $4.2 million the day after his mugshot was released.

Trump still faces sentencing in the Manhattan business fraud case, on which he was convicted for 34 counts of falsifying documents.

He is also under indictment for allegedly mishandling classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, home.

It has done little to slow down his campaign's momentum as he enters the first debate with Joe Biden Thursday.

Trump got a five point boost in general election polling taken before his felony conviction in the hush money trial compared to after.

When Trump, Joe Biden and other third party candidates were taken into consideration, the former president came back with a whopping 10 percent lead over the current president.

The Fulton County Jail in Georgia, where Trump turned himself in

A report in February from WinRed, Republican's online fundraising platform, confirmed Trump raised a whopping $4.2 million the day after his mugshot was released

The jump is likely caused by the results of the Manhattan trial, which saw Trump become a convicted felon with 34 guilty charges for falsifying records related to his hush money payment to p*rn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

In the poll conducted on June 20 by Rasmussen Reports, 46 percent say they would vote Trump compared to 36 percent who say they'd cast their ballots for Biden.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took 9 percent, 2 percent for Cornel West, 1 percent for Jill Stein and the remaining 7 percent chose other candidates or were undecided.

The same poll taken by Rasmussen May 28-30 – before the jury verdict in Trump's trial – showed the former president ahead by 5 percent.

Forty-four percent of voters surveyed last month said they's chose Trump compared to the 39 percent who said they would vote for Biden if the election were held today.

In that poll RFK Jr. earned 8 percent while West and Stein each earned 1 percent.

While the latest results are not the largest margin of victory Rasmussen shows for Trump, it was a massive jump month-to-month.

This is largely attributed to the first criminal trial against Trump.

Multiple polls showed Trump with a polling and fundraising boost after the verdict was handed down at the end of May.

One poll after the verdict showed 27 percent of voters were more likely to cast their ballot for Trump following the convocation.

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Trump claims he was 'tortured' in Fulton County Jail when arrested (2024)

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