If Democrats thought throwing multiple indictments at former President Donald Trump would be an effective way to keep him out of the running for 2024, their plan has backfired in spectacular fashion.
Trump was most recently indicted by Fulton County, Georgia DA Fani Willis, which even included Trump's first mugshot.
But according to Townhall, one of Trump's lawyers finally addressed the Georgia prosecutor with presumably unexpected words: "Thank you."
The former president has maintained a strong lead in national and state polling, and the legal issues he faces seem only to serve to energize his already strong base, and perhaps newcomers to the cause who can see clearly that the justice system has been weaponized against him.
"They didn't need the mug shot," Trump's attorney and legal spokesperson Alina Habba said. "It was, I guess to her, probably a trophy, but thank you because now the trophy actually became ours."
"Thank you, Fani," she said during a Newsmax interview.
"Thank you, Fani." Alina Habba, attorney and legal spokesman for Donald Trump, told Newsmax that the insistence of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on a mug shot of the former president was a "power play that got reversed on her." https://t.co/cF3crYccRi pic.twitter.com/uGzIO00F8z
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Why the thank you? Within 24 hours of Trump's mugshot being released to the public, the former president padded his campaign war chest with millions, breaking records and gaining momentum in his quest for the White House in 2024.
The mugshot has also served as a rallying cry that has energized those who see how blatantly the left uses the justice system to attack their political opponents.
President Trump has raised more than $7.1 million after his arrest and mugshot in Fulton County.
He raised $4.18 million on Friday alone, the single-highest 24 hour period of his campaign to date.
The people are with him. pic.twitter.com/7Dcl8Ei1SL
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 27, 2023
Habba praised her client, calling him a "powerhouse" and insisting that the more they come after him, the stronger he becomes, which has already been proven in both fundraising and polling strength.
"The American people aren't stupid. The mug shot was probably one of the best things that ever happened to him probably at this point, so thank you, Fani," Habba added.
Trump has long stated that the indictments and cases he faces are political witch hunts that Democrats use as election interference. That tactic might have worked in the past, but an overwhelming number of American voters see right through it now.
Dems will probably continue down the same path in attacking Trump legally. They might have massive regrets next year when the general election draws closer.