Former President Donald Trump said on Thursday that taking his first mugshot was “not a comfortable feeling,” especially since he believes he has done nothing wrong.
Trump was arrested in Fulton County, Georgia, on two counts of election fraud. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court in October.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Trump said that he was “treated very nicely” by the Georgia officials who arrested him. However, he said that the experience was “very sad” and “uncomfortable.”
“They insisted on a mugshot and I agreed to do that,” Trump said. “This is the only time I've ever taken a mugshot.”
Trump added that he believes the charges against him are “baseless” and that he will be exonerated.
“I'm very confident that I'm going to be exonerated,” he said. “I'm going to be totally exonerated.”
Trump's mugshot was released on Thursday evening. It shows him wearing a blue blazer and a tie. He has a serious expression on his face.
The mugshot has been met with mixed reactions. Some people have expressed sympathy for Trump, while others have criticized him for his actions.
The case against Trump is still pending. It remains to be seen whether he will be convicted of any crimes.
In the meantime, Trump's mugshot is likely to be a lasting image of his presidency. It is a reminder of the legal challenges he faces and the political turmoil that has engulfed his administration.
To learn more about Trump's Arrest read this article from Fox News. An excerpt of the article has been copied below:
Former President Trump said Georgia officials “insisted” he have a mugshot taken Thursday night during processing at the Fulton County Jail, telling Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview that doing so was “not a comfortable feeling—especially when you’ve done nothing wrong.”
The former president and current 2024 Republican front-runner turned himself in Thursday night at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Ga. after being charged out of District Attorney Fani Willis’ investigation into his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state.
Trump was charged with one count of violation of the Georgia RICO Act, three counts of criminal solicitation, six counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of filing false documents and two counts of making false statements.
Trump and more than a dozen others were charged out of the Fulton County probe, including his former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, his former attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Kenneth Chesebro, Jeff Clark, John Eastman, among others.