Scowling Donald Trump gives death stare in unprecedented mugshot
Former President Donald Trump appeared angry and giving a death stare in his first-ever mugshot.
Trump’s perhaps most famous picture yet was taken on Thursday night while he was arrested and booked into Fulton County Jail for charges in the Georgia election interference case.
The ex-president furrowed his eyebrows and frowned in the mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office just before 9pm. He wore a red tie, white shirt and dark blue suit.
Trump’s intense expression was markedly different from what many of his 18 co-defendants displayed in their mugshots earlier this week. Some of them smiled.
He is the first current or former president to have a mugshot taken and the first to face criminal charges. Trump faces not only the Georgia election interference probe, but three other cases against him.
Trump turned himself in to be booked at Fulton County Jail in downtown Atlanta shortly after 7.30pm. The process was speedy and he spent only about an hour-and-a-half on the ground in Georgia before heading back to his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey.
His booking sheet confirmed he was arrested and recorded him as 6 foot 3 inches tall, 215 pounds, with blue eyes and ‘blonde or strawberry’ hair.
Trump allies quickly capitalized on his mugshot.
‘This is the photo that will win the 2024 Presidential election,’ Georgia Republican Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, who stood outside the jail in support, wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Meanwhile, Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville said he recognized Trump’s expression in the mugshot.
‘I’ve seen President Trump with that look a couple times playing golf with him when he’s missed a putt or I’m beating him in a round of golf,’ he said on Newsmax.
‘I have every confidence in him,’ said Giuliani.
Trump’s grimacing mugshot also conveyed a much harsher sentiment than when he stepped off his plane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to head to the jail. He flashed a thumbs up and even a slight smile.
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