The former president turned himself in to authorities Thursday on 13 charges of attempting to overthrow the 2020 Georgia presidential election, telling a news anchor that he was “treated very well” in prison.
In conversation with news max, Mr Trump was asked about his experience. “I came in. I was treated very nicely. It is what it is. I took one mugshot. I’ve never heard the word mugshot and I have to go through a process,” he said, adding that it was a “horrific experience.”
His booking slip included his mug shot, his height and weight – 6ft 3in and 215 pounds (97.5 kg).
He is the first and only former US President to ever take a mug shot.
The mug shot was prominently displayed on Mr Trump’s fundraising platform and also appeared on his X-Feed, the former Twitter feed. This was Mr Trump’s first post since his ban from the platform in 2021.
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The ex-president was released from prison on $200,000 bail.
Meanwhile, ahead of his trip to Georgia, Mr Trump replaced lead attorney Drew Findling with Atlanta-based attorney Steven Sadow, a “special counsel for corporate and elite defense.”
After his detention and release, Mr Trump told reporters that he “didn’t do anything wrong‘ before boarding his private plane.