6:32 PM PT — Donald Trump has already taken his infamous mugshot and turned it into political fire … because he’s shared the mean-faced mug on his social media as a means of campaign promotion.
What’s more, his Instagram post — shared not long after his mugshot was released — draws folks to his campaign site … where the photo also lives.
On his website, he writes about being arrested at the “notoriously violent jail in Fulton County,” despite, in his words, committing “no crime.” He says he walked out of the lion’s den, and is asking his supporters to donate to “evict Crooked Joe Biden from the White House and SAVE AMERICA.”
Donald Trump’s now the first former U.S. President to get his mug shot taken … as he’s been booked for the 13 counts he’s facing in Georgia for allegedly interfering in 2020 election results in that state.
Trump had a defiant look on his face, with his chin down for the historic photo.
The former prez surrendered Thursday evening at Fulton County Jail, where he was processed like any other alleged criminal — fingerprints, mug shot — and then promptly released after posting a $200k bond.
The whole process took less than 20 minutes, and according to Trump’s booking info … he stands 6’3″ and is currently tipping the scales at 215 lbs.
He drew quite the spectacle — TV cameras followed his motorcade from helicopters in the air and vehicles training on the ground as he made his way to and from his private jet at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Before taking off, Trump briefly spoke to reporters on the tarmac and derided not just the indictment, but the fact he had to go through the whole booking process. Although he’s facing several other criminal cases, this is the first time he’s been forced to take a mug shot.
Trump stands accused of engaging in organized crime activity for the purpose of overturning the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.
The indictment also charged 18 alleged co-conspirators — including Rudy Giuliani and Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — both of whom have already surrendered and had their mug shots taken.
Trump’s surrender comes about 24 hours after the first debate for GOP presidential candidates, which Trump did not attend.
As we reported … a Fulton County grand jury indicted Trump on 13 counts earlier this month, including RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization) charges.
In addition to the Georgia case, Trump has 3 other criminal cases currently pending — one in New York state for an alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election, a federal case tied to his classified documents scandal after leaving office, and another federal case pertaining to his alleged efforts to undermine the 2020 election with his actions on, before and after Jan. 6.
Originally Published — 5:42 PM PT