The former U.S. President spoke about his recent arrest and booking experience at Fulton County Jail last Thursday. He was taken into custody in Georgia due to 13 charges linked to efforts to contest the state’s 2020 election results.
Speaking to both Fox News Digital and Newsmax shortly after his detention, he labeled the experience as “very sad” and unsettling. He particularly mentioned the process of getting his mug shot taken. He told Fox Digital, “They wanted a mug shot and I complied. It’s my first ever.”
Trump further said, “It’s unsettling, especially when you believe you’re innocent.”
In a detailed conversation with Newsmax’s Greg Kelly upon his return to New Jersey, he expressed surprise at the term “mug shot”. He humorously noted that he wasn’t taught such terminology during his academic years at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance, where he graduated in 1968.
Reflecting on his legal troubles, he mentioned, “I faced situations I never imagined. Surprisingly, this is the fourth such experience. Before this, I was unfamiliar with the term ‘indictments’, and now I’ve faced it multiple times.”
Later in the conversation, he discussed the continuous legal challenges, stating, “It’s a relentless sequence. They aim to exhaust you, but they won’t succeed.”
This year has seen Trump arrested and booked four times, with previous charges in Manhattan, Florida, and Washington, D.C. Unlike the previous instances, officials in Atlanta made sure he had a mug shot taken this time.
Mug shots of others charged in connection with the Fulton County case have been gradually made public as they surrendered over the past week. District Attorney Fani Willis provided a deadline until Friday noon for everyone implicated in this case to turn themselves in.
A week ago, charges were filed against Trump related to his actions challenging the 2020 Georgia election. The indictment, prepared by Willis, detailed his aggressive outreach to election authorities, an attempt to present fraudulent electors, and a legal motion aiming to reverse the state’s election outcomes.