Disgraced former President Donald Trump has cemented his reputation as a lawbreaker by becoming the solitary US leader ever charged with a crime — and flickering screens nationwide with his perp walk photo.
Trump stunned America by surrendering at the Fulton County Jail to face felony racketeering charges for his alleged plot to subvert 2020 election results in Georgia. There, stunned officers processed the 77-year-old, snapping the infamous mugshot destined to live in infamy.
Trump’s attorney dismissed the ID photo as a publicity stunt, but prosecutors say it’s protocol whenever liberty is at stake. Now, the infamous image has proliferated online as social media explodes with reaction.
The ex-president wasn’t alone — his mugshot gallery was joined by 18 alleged co-conspirators including disgraced lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. All face decades behind bars if convicted of working with Trump to overturn the legitimate election.
With four separate cases pending, it seems certain Trump will battle indictments for years to come. But for now, history remembers the unthinkable — America’s one-time leader as just another criminal, scowling behind prison bars in the mugshot that shocked the world.
As the legal drama intensifies ahead of a 2024 trial date, only time will tell if more explosive evidence emerges in this saga that cemented Trump’s place in the annals of presidential persecution. One thing is abundantly clear — there will never be another mugshot quite like Donald Trump’s.