(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Former President Donald Trump’s federal indictment in relation to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack could prove to be bad for all other 2024 Republican presidential candidates who are hoping to win more support than Trump in the primary election.
The newest indictment against Trump which was announced on Tuesday gives him another chance to use his legal troubles to gain more support from the Republican base. For the other candidates in the presidential race, this means that they need to figure out what the right response to the indictment will be, as they need to both make national headlines and at the same time block Trump from receiving any additional support.
Even more challenging is the fact that it is likely that this third indictment will not be the last indictment that Trump will face this year. It is currently speculated that Trump will also be charged in connection to a case regarding the Georgia elections in 2020.
One Republican strategist pointed out that the recent indictment means that Trump is once again making national news. They added that this was going to help further energize Trump’s base and would be used as another example of the Biden administration and the Department of Justice being weaponized against Trump.
Following the indictment, the Trump campaign sent out fundraising emails urging Trump’s supporters to provide funding for his campaign. They further claimed that the prosecutors who were targeting Trump were also going after his supporters. Similar fundraising emails were also sent following Trump’s first and second indictments.
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