President Donald Trump surrendered himself into custody on Thursday and was booked by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office following his latest indictment.
BREAKING: Trump arrested in Fulton County, mugshot releasedhttps://t.co/usuamsbWUW
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 25, 2023
The former president and 18 other co-defendants were indicted in connection to charges stemming from District Attorney Fani Willis’s indictment. Trump had his fingerprint and mugshot taken before he was released Thursday on a $200,000 bond.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2023
Trump, Who is the front-runner in the GOP primary field, told reporters that his arrest was a “sad day” for the country.
President Trumps Mugshot! They did the same thing to Martin Luther King Jr.
They go after the good guys and especially the ones who fight for freedom and expose evilness and corruption.
I stand with President Trump and this mugshot makes me want to vote for him even more.… pic.twitter.com/U52ZfiFrCP
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) August 25, 2023
“I really believe this is a very sad day for America,” Trump told reporters following his release. “This should never happen. If you challenge an election, you should be able to challenge an election. I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election — and I should have every right to do that. As you know you have many people that you’ve been watching over the years do the same thing. Whether it’s Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams or many others, when you have that great freedom to challenge, you have to be able to otherwise, you’re gonna have very dishonest elections. What has taken place here is a travesty of justice — we did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong — and everybody knows it. I’ve never had such support.”
President Trump: "What has taken place here is a travesty of justice." pic.twitter.com/ssfBr3Q3Xw
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) August 25, 2023
Trump, as he has so often, labeled his indictment as an election interference while also arguing that he did nothing wrong.
“This is their way of campaigning,” Trump added. “This is one instance, but you have three other instances. It’s election interference. “We did nothing wrong at all and we have every right, every single right to challenge an election that we think is dishonest.
Trump joins at least 10 other co-defendants, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who have surrendered to the Fulton County Jail. Trump’s former attorney, John Eastman, and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows have also turned themselves in.
Other defendants have until Friday to turn themselves in for processing.