Op-Ed by Summer Lane April 6, 2023 (Emphasis added)
The relentless political persecution of President Donald Trump has reached a zenith in this past week’s arraignment for the leader of the America First movement.
As reported by RSBN, a clownish 34 felony counts related to “falsifying” business records were brought against the president by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Tuesday. Notably, these alleged crimes would have supposedly taken place when Trump was serving his first term as president of the United States.
The fever pitch of hatred from the radical left establishment and entrenched Deep State corruption throughout our federal agencies has reached an all-time high. “They’re not coming after me,” Trump reminded Americans in March. “They’re coming after you. I’m just standing in their way, and I always will stand in their way.”
The truth is, President Donald Trump is being politically persecuted because he is running for president again in 2024. In 2020, the election was “rigged and stolen,” as President Trump has often pointed out. Despite the overwhelming opposition from the establishment and from both RINO Republicans and far-left Democrats, President Trump, at the age of 76, has chosen to fight back against the tyranny that is targeting the American people.
He doesn’t need to fight back, and he doesn’t have to fight back – but he’s choosing to fight back in the face of seemingly untenable odds.
Unfortunately for his enemies, the Deep State’s attacks on him only seem to make him stronger than ever.
Trump’s support in the GOP primary polls and even the general election polls have swung heavily in his favor. Morning Consult’s 2024 GOP Primary Tracker found in their newest survey (March 31-April 3) that Trump held 55 percent of support among Republican voters for the 2024 presidential nomination, while Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., held 26 percent of support.
President Trump’s support in the polls has continually grown since November 2022, taking a huge jump a few weeks ago when rumblings of a potential indictment first surfaced. The most recent data from Big Village, for example, demonstrated Trump’s 52 percent lead over a field of potential and declared 2024 GOP primary candidates, eclipsing DeSantis (23 percent) and GOP candidate and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley (4 percent).
At a recent rally in Waco, Texas, Trump drew more than 25,000 people for his first 2024 campaign rally, illustrating the power of the America First platform and the enthusiasm for the movement to make America great again.
Via Interactive Polls, Trump holds an average 30-point lead in most GOP primary polls, earning him roughly 55 percent of support between pollsters like Trafalgar and Morning Consult. His lead over the field has only continued to broaden as the political persecution has increased. (see data below)
Since news of Trump’s indictment broke, the Trump campaign has raised a staggering $10 million in the days leading up to Tuesday’s arraignment. Via RSBN, the campaign raised $4 million in the 24 hours following news of the indictment, with 25 percent of those campaign donations coming in from first-time donors. By the time Trump was arraigned in court on Tuesday afternoon, Newsmax reported that the campaign’s windfall had increased to $10 million.
The support from grassroots Americans has been stunning, and it is a clear reflection of the frustration that voting citizens are feeling in the face of a weaponized justice system. In fact, Rasmussen Reports noted that Trump had also experienced a 10-point swing in his direction in a head-to-head matchup among voters against Joe Biden, leading his Democrat opponent by 7 percent.
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Since this op-ed was published, RSBN reported that the Trump campaign has raised over $12 Million in donations since his indictment.
Summer Lane is the Associate Editor for Right Side Broadcasting Network. She reports on the unprecedented America First agenda and President Donald Trump. She is a producer at the Counter Culture Mom Show. Summer is also the #1 bestselling author of 30 books, including the hit Collapse Series.