Donald Trump makes history… as the first president to ever have a mugshot. If he was trying to rizz people up with that picture, it’s safe to say he failed.
In the wake of his fourth indictment for trying to overthrow democracy in January of 2021, Georgia state has made Trump get a mugshot taken of himself. In yet another masterful move, Trump committed all of his felonies in the state of Georgia, one of three states that can’t pardon a U.S. president.
That means while possibly awaiting trial, he was forced to get a mugshot taken, which will undoubtedly become a stamp of meme culture for years to come.
In fact, why not make this his primary photo for the next election? It does a great job of showing what he stands for. After all, in an interview with CNBC, he sulked on the behalf of his 18 co-defendants saying, “Those people that have been so unfairly dragged into this, these are high-quality people who don’t even know why they were brought in.”
Ironically, you can count the pixels on the faces of these so-called “high-quality people.”
In his first post since his attempted insurrection, Trump tweeted: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE,” and “NEVER SURRENDER!” along with a picture of his mugshot. I do have to note that there’s a few grammar mistakes in this post. Namely, “ELECTION” should be replaced with “DEMOCRATIC” and possibly a red arrow pointing to his face, right where you can see him trying not to cry.
It’s genuinely impressive how he’s the first president to have gotten a mugshot. If Ulysses S. Grant was around today, the first president to have ever been arrested, he’d probably be able to make a better smolder than what I have to assume Trump was trying to go for in that picture.
Skill issue, Trump.
Let’s hope the American people work together to make sure he remains the only president who will ever get a mugshot taken of him.
By Inti Navia, Freshman, Columbia College Chicago
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