Headline RoundupAugust 25th, 2023

Trump Mugshot Makes History

Summary from the 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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