Donal Trump had his mugshot taken Thursday night after surrendering in Georgia to face a fourth indictment - a historic and unprecedented abuse of power against an American president and political opponent.
Trump shared the mug shot on Twitter - marking his return to the platform after a nearly three-year absence - with the caption, "ELECTION INTERFERENCE. NEVER SURRENDER! DONALDJTRUMP.COM."
The photo depicts Trump with a grim, defiant expression.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2023
Trump - who is President Biden's top rival and likely election opponent in 2024 - was booked in Fulton County at 7:30 p.m. over his efforts to challenge Biden's "victory" in 2020.
He was released from Fulton County jail on a $200,000 bond.
His mugshot was anticipated after his "co-conspirators," including former chief of staff Mark Meadows and lawyers like Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman, were booked and paraded in front of the country - sending the left into a frenzy of partisan ecstasy.
As the fateful hour of Trump's arrest neared, he warned his followers that he was heading to Atlanta to surrender.
"I have to start getting ready to head down to Atlanta, Georgia, where Murder and other Violent Crimes have reached levels never seen before, to get ARRESTED by a Radical Left, Lowlife District Attorney, Fani Willis, for A PERFECT PHONE CALL, and having the audacity to challenge a RIGGED & STOLEN ELECTION. THE EVIDENCE IS IRREFUTABLE! ARREST TIME: 7:30 P.M," Trump wrote.
Trump did not have a mugshot taken during any of his prior three arraignments in New York, Florida, and Washington D.C.
But the Democrat prosecutor in Georgia, Fani Willis, has shown a willingness to push the envelope even further than Alvin Bragg and Special Counsel Jack Smith - the partisan hacks overseeing Trump's other cases.
The charges in Georgia are breathtakingly ambitious, accusing Trump and eighteen others of forming a "criminal enterprise" - under racketeering law - to challenge the 2020 election in Georgia.
Never in American history has criminal law been applied in this manner to harass a political opponent - especially for the dubious "crime" of protesting an election outcome, something Democrats have done repeatedly over the years, including after Trump's victory in 2016.
Willis is pushing for a trial to start in just two months - with the apparent aim of throwing Trump in jail as soon as possible before voters have a chance to get a say.
Between his four cases, Trump is facing a comically absurd penalty of over 700 years in prison.
Even still, Trump is performing better in the polls against Biden than in 2020, when Biden "won" by 50,000 votes.
This is a dark, dark moment in American history - but it's possible the left's unscrupulous overreach will backfire.