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Sat Feb 17, 2024, 07:41 PM Feb 17

Donald Trump GoFundMe Raises $84K of $355 Million Target in 24 Hours [View all]

Source: Newsweek

Published Feb 17, 2024 at 3:58 PM EST | Updated Feb 17, 2024 at 5:46 PM EST

An online fundraiser for former President Donald Trump has racked up $84,354 out of a $355 million target in just 24 hours following the final judgement in his civil fraud trial in New York. On Friday, Trump was fined roughly $355 million by New York Judge Arthur Engoron following a monthslong trial.

The trial was to determine how much Trump and his associates would pay after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit in September 2022 accusing the former president, his two adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, The Trump Organization and two firm executives, Allen Weisselberg and Jeff McConney of fraudulently overvaluing assets to secure more favorable bank loans and taxation deals.

The former president was also barred from doing business in New York for three years. Other defendants in the case also faced financial penalties and were banned from doing business in New York for periods of time. Meanwhile, Trump, who is the GOP frontrunner in the 2024 presidential election, has denied any wrongdoing and claims the case was politically motivated.

Elena Cardone, the wife of real estate businessman Grant Cardone, made a GoFundMe page titled, "Stand with Trump; Fund the $355M Unjust Judgment" following Engoron's ruling. Within 24 hours, the GoFundMe page has raised $84,354 from 2,170 donations. The highest donation, which was sent anonymously, was for $2,500. There were also quite a few $100 donations and some $200 donations. Meanwhile, others donated smaller amounts like $5 to $25. Newsweek reached out to Trump's campaign via email and Cardone via GoFundMe for comment.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-gofundme-raises-84k-355-million-target-24-hours-1870940

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First of all... LOLOLOLOL. FalloutShelter Feb 17 #1
Fools and their money... nt spooky3 Feb 17 #2
Yep. FalloutShelter Feb 17 #3
Someone's said it Roy Rolling Feb 18 #55
You think that's bad? BumRushDaShow Feb 17 #9
OMG yeah... the ugly ass gold sneakers. FalloutShelter Feb 17 #13
Imagine hillbillies with mullets sporting these cpamomfromtexas Feb 18 #90
How hard is it COL Mustard Feb 18 #73
And especially where he was BumRushDaShow Feb 18 #84
It still blows my mind PatSeg Feb 17 #38
New gold sneakers True Blue American Feb 18 #67
LOLOLOL FalloutShelter Feb 18 #68
This is more my speed for any merch associated with him COL Mustard Feb 18 #77
It's marketed to fools, so I'm thinking it's a particular type of gold Kennah Feb 18 #123
488,000. jimfields33 Feb 19 #129
GoFundMe Terms of Service Mr.Bee Feb 17 #4
It's civil and not criminal. TwilightZone Feb 17 #6
Plus think of the payday the GoFundMe org could make at 2.9% of 355 mil chowder66 Feb 17 #12
I suspect they're going to kill it before long. TwilightZone Feb 17 #15
He does have a lawsuit against him from fraud that I posted in this thread. chowder66 Feb 17 #18
It's funny and ironic COL Mustard Feb 18 #75
What is your opinion is the GoFundMe Services going to let this go forward. Looking toward their cut 2.9%? usaf-vet Feb 18 #87
I won't use them. COL Mustard Feb 18 #105
Agreed! usaf-vet Feb 18 #106
Leave it rump and his lawyers slightlv Feb 17 #26
Is it being run to pay for the defense or to pay the judgement? If its for the judgement then it probably does not cstanleytech Feb 17 #10
That's The Wiggle Room ProfessorGAC Feb 18 #61
A GoFundMe account was used to raise $250,000 to pay court imposed fines on Chelsea Manning onenote Feb 18 #72
I came to the same conclusion. nt Shermann Feb 18 #92
Use this. Be generous. keithbvadu2 Feb 17 #5
I assumed that none of that money was ever going to reach Trump. tanyev Feb 17 #7
Probably not TexasBushwhacker Feb 17 #29
It will be good if she stiffs him. And be sure to laugh in his face, he's stiffed so many. captain queeg Feb 18 #104
He has to report claudette Feb 19 #128
LOL OilemFirchen Feb 17 #8
With interest that's accruing at $1M a week, they've got to do a little better than that. 🤣 🤣 🤣 TheBlackAdder Feb 18 #47
On the bright side, that's $84K not being spent on Alex Jones supplements, RockRaven Feb 17 #11
Or fradulent Glenn BecKKK gold! BumRushDaShow Feb 17 #19
Better! Not spent, not one dime, on R's running for the Senate, House, Governor, lesser elected posts. TFG by.... machoneman Feb 18 #69
DAILY INVOICE to Citizen Trump (just for interest) Dated: February 17, 2024: Amount: $87,534 MayReasonRule Feb 18 #89
I doubt it will in anywhere near that goal. cstanleytech Feb 17 #14
Suckers chowder66 Feb 17 #16
It's up to $145,000 now DavidDvorkin Feb 17 #17
Hey, if they keep up this breakneck pace... Salviati Feb 17 #39
There's more than one Trump GoFundMe .... ificandream Feb 17 #20
He got .02% of his goal FakeNoose Feb 17 #21
Was hoping someone would do the math SilasSouleII Feb 17 #37
If he were going to raise it himself, soldierant Feb 17 #40
Republicans have got to be the dumbest people on the planet Rizen Feb 17 #22
Where's the math people?? KarenS Feb 17 #23
From Where It Stabds Now... ProfessorGAC Feb 18 #62
$159,218 raised of $355,000,000 goal Kablooie Feb 17 #24
I would say this insane, stupid mass of magas slightlv Feb 17 #28
Imagine the cognitive dissonance in believing NYC Liberal Mar 3 #133
The guy literally owns a palace in Florida. Oneironaut Feb 17 #25
What a fucking grifter and mob boss. LOCK HIM Up!!!!! Evolve Dammit Feb 17 #27
A fool and his money...... Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 17 #30
If they keep up that donation rate,... LudwigPastorius Feb 17 #31
$84k/day is 2.6M/mo or 31M/year truthisfreedom Feb 17 #32
160,000 divided by 355,000,000... 3catwoman3 Feb 17 #33
You are off by a factor of 100. Is 0.045 %. . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Feb 18 #54
Is that in Dollars or Rubles? There is no restriction against foreign contributions... TomCADem Feb 17 #34
Why hasn't that fund raiser been pulled? Isn't it KewlKat Feb 17 #35
Yes, and multiple people have alerted. malthaussen Feb 18 #85
Awesome! He'll suck every penny from repukes Phoenix61 Feb 17 #36
It's like the people tithing the church orthoclad Feb 17 #41
$189,209 now IronLionZion Feb 18 #42
Largest donation anonymous? Originally, that 2,500K had a name on it, niyad Feb 18 #43
hem . birds of a feather. AllaN01Bear Feb 18 #45
Convicted of statutory rape. IronLionZion Feb 18 #74
I'm shocked, I say, shocked! n/t malthaussen Feb 18 #86
could u have imagioned what this could have done if done for good , but , noooooooo AllaN01Bear Feb 18 #44
Man, and to think I only got $2500 on mine. n/t malthaussen Feb 18 #46
A number of Dems are making $5 donations and using the comments section No Vested Interest Feb 18 #48
But we're totally not a cult WillParkinson Feb 18 #49
THey need to raise $972,602 per day and he'll have the NY money in 1 year. Good luck with that. Time for him iluvtennis Feb 18 #50
"As he spoke, the smell of weed occasionally wafted through the room." Layzeebeaver Feb 18 #51
Too bad I can't get a mailing list of donors, so ripe for scamming captain queeg Feb 18 #52
Is that brought in less than the interest that is adding up on Trump's civil penalties daily? Botany Feb 18 #53
Taxes Smackdown2019 Feb 18 #56
If he can legally do that, why can't there be a go fund me for Ukraine? tavernier Feb 18 #57
I'd donate to Ukraine! More_Cowbell Feb 18 #111
It'll only take 11 years to raise it all. And that's BEFORE interest kicks in. LOL Novara Feb 18 #58
This Elena Cardone person is gonna learn the hard way... Think. Again. Feb 18 #59
i feel like donating 1$ just so i can add a snarky comment samnsara Feb 18 #60
DAILY INVOICE to Citizen Trump (just for interest) Dated: February 17, 2024: Amount: $87,534 MayReasonRule Feb 18 #63
About equivalent to one days interest. gibraltar72 Feb 18 #64
Everybody should rambler_american Feb 18 #65
OMG that's hilarious. Layzeebeaver Feb 18 #66
Now tell me if I got this straight Mr. Ected Feb 18 #70
If he can continue to raise 84k Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 18 #71
I read somewhere that one $5 donation COL Mustard Feb 18 #76
I just don't understand it. liberal N proud Feb 18 #78
It all deals in personal accountability. The Grand Illuminist Feb 18 #79
Welcome to the next episode of "Soak the Suckers", ladies and gentlemen! calimary Feb 18 #80
Ali Velshi True Blue American Feb 18 #81
I suspect some members of the cult have decided not to throw good money after bad. Martin68 Feb 18 #82
"Racked up," forsooth? malthaussen Feb 18 #83
I contacted GoFundMe's press office and asked why a conman found by 3 judges to have engaged in fraud Liberty Belle Feb 18 #88
Let us know if you do! True Blue American Feb 18 #91
Go Fund Me Smooth155 Feb 18 #93
Wait. Why is the super billionaire using gofundme? ColinC Feb 18 #94
He's cleaning out the rubes. Again. Aristus Feb 18 #95
It's up to $280,000 as of 1 p.m. ET Sunday. ificandream Feb 18 #96
Still waiting for Bannon's "Build the Wall" fundraising fraud trial BumRushDaShow Feb 18 #97
11 years, 6 months, 17 days 4 hours and 33 minutes to go Turbineguy Feb 18 #98
There's no proof that these GFM accounts are for real FakeNoose Feb 18 #99
That would be great More_Cowbell Feb 18 #112
I have little doubt that it's real. TwilightZone Feb 18 #116
Some one can check math but Playingmantis Feb 18 #100
Idiots JohnSJ Feb 18 #101
DjT's 'golden sneakers': After running for a year, Jrose Feb 18 #102
Not even ONE DAY'S interest exp. he is accruing PER DAY! Grins Feb 18 #103
Now I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it. What a great way to make money, no effort, no feelings of guilt when captain queeg Feb 18 #107
Why doesn't he simply steal the $$$ from a charity? Orrex Feb 18 #108
At this rate, it will take 11.5 years Kennah Feb 18 #109
Woooo hoooo, they'll have the rest of it in a coupla decades! marble falls Feb 18 #110
So the total is now up to $303K...still a long way from what he needs. COL Mustard Feb 18 #113
As of 4:30 CST Sunday, it's $305,000. Why doesn't gofundme stop this? 634-5789 Feb 18 #114
GoFundMe gets a cut of some sort from the total... No Vested Interest Feb 18 #115
He hasn't been convicted of crimes. TwilightZone Feb 18 #117
A judge ruled that he committed fraud via a summary judgement before having the trial to determne penalties BumRushDaShow Feb 18 #118
He's not facing criminal penalties. TwilightZone Feb 18 #119
I saw upthread that apparently GoFundMe has been used for other similar civil penalties BumRushDaShow Feb 18 #120
It doesn't matter if fraud is a crime if it's in a civil case. TwilightZone Feb 18 #121
The issue in this case with this thread and questions about GoFundMe BumRushDaShow Feb 18 #122
0.000859154929577 Less than 1 1,000th underpants Feb 19 #126
Aint math fun? Brainfodder Feb 19 #124
and when the next shiny object distracts them and the funding falls off... Javaman Feb 19 #125
I'm astounded claudette Feb 19 #127
What's the daily interest on a $355M penalty ? C_U_L8R Feb 19 #130
A trip to Saudi Arabia Kennah Feb 19 #131
In an update.... COL Mustard Mar 3 #132
This made me 'Happy! Like squirrel!" GoneOffShore Mar 3 #134
I like happy raccoons! COL Mustard Mar 3 #136
womp womp AZLD4Candidate Mar 3 #135
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