Former President Donald Trump returned to the social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, with a post on Thursday showing his mug shot when he was booked at Fulton County Jail in Georgia earlier in the day. He also posted his mug shot on Truth Social.
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At approximately 7:30 p.m. ET, Trump’s arrival at the facility was marked by a procession resembling the style of a presidential motorcade. According to the facility’s official documentation, he underwent the procedures of booking, fingerprinting, and mug shot photography, all of which transpired in minutes.
Following these proceedings, Trump’s release promptly followed, per the available records. The entire duration of his presence within the detention facility lasted approximately 20 minutes, as reported by NBC News.
This booking — Trump’s fourth — marked the inaugural instance in which his photograph was taken for a mug shot. The event occurred within a state that held paramount significance in his assertions of election fraud. Georgia’s Republican governor and key election officials disputed Trump’s contentions.
TRUMP: This is a Third World Country
“I never heard the words ‘mug shot.’ They didn’t teach me that the Wharton School of Finance,” Trump joked while speaking to host Greg Kelly on “Greg Kelly Reports.”
“It’s a very sad experience, and it’s a very sad day for our country. This is a weaponized Justice Department,” he added.
The former president was fingerprinted, booked, and photographed at the Atlanta jailhouse at around 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. He was released on a $200,000 bond.
His surrender comes after a grand jury indicted him at the behest of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election.
“It’s just like one thing after the next,” Trump said of the charges. “And what they want to do is they want to try and wear you out … just an absolute horrible thing that they’re doing. And I’ve never seen anything like it. This is Third World country.”
TRUMP: I Got Charged For Telling People to Watch Newsmax
Former President Donald Trump believes that one reason he is being unfairly targeted is because he told people to watch Newsmax in the aftermath of the 2020 election.
“One of the things is I tell people — Newsmax. Did you know that? That was one of my tabs. I told people to watch Newsmax,” Trump explained. “I got charged for telling people to watch Newsmax!”
The former president then jokingly warned host Greg Kelly: “I hope you don’t get charged. You’ll probably get charged because I mentioned your name, but I think you’ll be OK.”
“I think it’s a badge of honor, quite frankly,” Kelly replied.
Trump is referring to a part of the 98-page indictment against him and 18 other alleged co-conspirators by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ office that accuses him of trying to overturn the 2020 election.
In the indictment, a post from Trump’s then-active Twitter account — now X — is cited where he encourages his supporters to watch Newsmax and One America News Network to get the real news.
TRUMP: I Do Sleep Soundly
Former President Donald Trump told Newsmax viewers that, even amidst all the chaos, he is still getting a good night’s rest.
“I do sleep soundly, and I don’t let it bother me because it is what it is. It’s a horrible thing,” Trump shared Thursday on “Greg Kelly Reports.”
While Trump doesn’t fear for his own future, citing encouraging poll numbers, he did extend sympathy to the 18 other co-defendants in the case brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
“These are high-quality people. They don’t even know why they’re brought in, and those people have to be released,” he insisted. “They have to be released from this horrible thing that they’re going through. It’s just a horrible thing.”
Among the co-defendants who surrendered to Georgia authorities this week and were released on bail are Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani and his one-time White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Trump also turned himself in, getting fingerprinted, booked, and photographed Thursday evening.