Trump Indictment Makes Him a ‘Martyr’ but Doesn’t Assure Him of 2024 Win: Strategists

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Former President Donald Trump raised more than $8 million in the four days after it was announced that a grand jury had indicted him at the prompting of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on multiple charges made public on April 4 in a New York City courtroom.
During the same period, according to the Trafalgar Group, Trump stretched his lead among Republicans in the race for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination over his nearest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, to 33 from 14 points.
Trump’s fundraising haul and impressive surge in the polls bolstered the apparent conventional political wisdom about the likely political impact of the Bragg indictment, as expressed during a Fox News interview on the court date with Karl Rove, who was chief political strategist and deputy White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush….

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