Trump Mugshot Makes History
Summary from AllSides News Team
Former President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president with a mugshot when he was booked and photographed Thursday in Georgia.
The Details: Trump's mugshot was taken shortly after he surrendered at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on charges of trying to overturn the state's 2020 election results.
How the Media Covered It: Trump's mugshot was at or near the top of many major news websites on Friday. Some outlets like Fox News (Right bias) and National Review (Right bias) highlighted how Trump used the moment to return to X, formerly known as Twitter, with a post that's been seen over 120 million times as of Friday morning. One CNN opinion (Left bias) analyzed the photo, calling it "stark in its simplicity" and saying it "does not radiate his trademark bravado," but rather accents how Trump is "beholden to a process where he cannot control his own fate." BBC News (Center bias) said Trump "joins the ranks of American public figures who have had arrest booking photos, including Frank Sinatra, Al Capone and Dr Martin Luther King Jr." Some left-rated outlets like CNN and Axios (Lean Left bias) highlighted how Trump is listed as Inmate No. P01135809 in jail records.
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From the LeftPresidential mug shot of inmate No. P01135809 is stark in its simplicity
Millions and millions of photographs have been taken of American presidents.
But none like this.
The mug shot of Donald Trump instantly became one of the most iconic images of anyone who served as commander in chief.
Inmate No. P01135809 stares out of the booking photo, his face like stone. It’s impossible to know what Trump is feeling. But the image, taken after his motorcade drove into the Fulton County Jail, does not radiate his trademark bravado. His eyes bore into you. And the seal of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in a...
From the RightDonald Trump makes first post on X in over two years after being booked into jail
Former President Donald Trump made his first post on X, formerly known as Twitter, after being booked into the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday evening.
The post on X contained a picture reading "Mug Shot - August 24, 2023. Election interference. Never Surrender! DonaldJTrump.Com."
Trump was suspended from what was then known as Twitter in January 2021, but Elon Musk allowed him back on the platform shortly after buying the company in October 2022.
Trump made the social media post shortly after Fulton County Jail officials released his mugshot, which is...
From the CenterHistoric Trump mugshot released after arrest in Atlanta, Georgia
Donald Trump has surrendered in Georgia on charges of plotting to overturn the state's 2020 election results in an arrest that saw the first ever mugshot of a former US president.
Mr Trump had to pay a bail bond of $200,000 (£160,000) to be released from the Atlanta jail while he awaits trial.
Afterwards, he described the case as "a travesty of justice".
It was his fourth arrest in five months in a criminal case, but this was his first police booking photo.
Mr Trump later posted on X, formerly...