See Donald Trump’s jail description, inmate number, mugshot after arrest
Former US president, 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.
Records posted on the jail’s website described Trump as a white male, 6ft 3in, and weighing 215lbs (97kg), with blond or strawberry hair and blue eyes. His inmate number was P01135809.
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 known as Twitter, for the first time since January 2021. He shared the address of his website and the mugshot with an all-capital letters caption: “Election interference. Never surrender!”
He joins the ranks of American public figures who have had arrest booking photos, including Frank Sinatra, Al Capone and Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Trump argues the cases against him are politically motivated because he is leading the Republican race to challenge President Joe Biden, a Democrat, in next year’s presidential election.
The first former or serving US president ever to be indicted, he made the round trip from New Jersey on his private jet on Thursday afternoon.
Trump was whisked to Fulton County Jail by a more substantial motorcade than he has used for previous court appearances this year.
He was inside the facility for around 20 minutes. Dozens of his supporters gathered outside.
Before heading home he told reporters at the airport that he was entitled to challenge the result of a vote.
“I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election,” said Trump, who often makes unfounded claims of widespread ballot fraud in 2020. “And I should have every right to do that.
Mr Trump was charged last week alongside 18 co-defendants with meddling in Georgia’s election results following his loss to Mr Biden by fewer than 12,000 votes in that state.
The former president was heard in a phone call pressuring Georgia’s top election official to “find 11,780 votes” during the ballot count.
Among the 13 charges Mr Trump faces are racketeering, soliciting a public official to violate his oath of office, conspiracy to impersonate a public officer, conspiracy to commit forgery and making false statements.
He denies all the counts against him.
Each of his 18 alleged co-conspirators has been booked at Fulton County Jail in recent days ahead of a Friday deadline set by prosecutors. The list includes former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Fabricated mugshots circulated
Earlier, an August 23 Instagram post (direct link, archive link) shows a picture of Trump with the logo of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office overlaid, appearing to be a mugshot.
Many commenters beneath the post seemed to believe the image shows Trump’s recent Georgia mugshot.
“This mugshot is going to give him a ton more votes!” reads one comment.
The image in question doesn’t show a real mugshot of Trump. It is digitally fabricated and was shared a day before Trump’s real mugshot was released, according to USA TODAY’s Fact Check
A grand jury in Georgia indicted Trump and 18 of his allies on Aug. 14 for allegedly trying to steal the 2020 presidential election in the state. He was then booked at Fulton County Jail on Aug. 24 and became the first former president to have his mugshot taken.
The Instagram post doesn’t show this mugshot, however.
First of all, it was shared one day before the former president was arrested and his mugshot was taken.
Trump’s outfit also doesn’t match what he was wearing when he was arrested, which was a dark blue suit and red tie. The Instagram version shows a black pinstriped suit and black tie.
The real mugshot also does not include a height scale as the fabricated one does, and the real mugshot has a smaller sheriff’s department logo.
The former president shared the real mugshot on his X account, formerly Twitter, claiming the arrest was a form of election interference.
USA TODAY previously debunked another image supposedly showing Trump’s mugshot. That image was similarly digitally fabricated.
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