Trump Makes First Tweet After Surrendering In Georgia Election Case, Releasing Mugshot

45th President Donald Trump surrendered at Fulton County jail in Georgia today, August 24th, 2023, in connection to an election case. This news has sent ripples through political circles, disrupting the already heated 2024 presidential race.

The ex-president’s surrender followed an indictment related to the 2020 Georgia election, as reported by various news outlets. As Trump’s plane left for Georgia, ahead of his processing, supporters and protesters alike rallied outside the prison.

Trump tweeted for the first time since Elon Musk restored him to the platform, now called X, earlier this year.

On his website, the former president released the following statement:

Today, at the notoriously violent jail in Fulton County, Georgia, I was ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME. The American people know what’s going on. What has taken place is a travesty of justice and ELECTION INTERFERENCE. The Left wants to intimidate YOU out of voting for a political outsider who puts the American people FIRST. But today, I walked into the lion’s den with one simple message on behalf of our entire movement: I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION TO SAVE AMERICA. If you are doing poorly due to the sinister people in control of our country right now, don’t even think about donating! But if you can, please make a contribution to evict Crooked Joe Biden from the White House and SAVE AMERICA during this dark chapter in our nation’s history.

Trump first released the official mug shot on Truth Social.

Despite this setback, Trump’s influence remains strong within his party. Both he and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have dominated the Republican presidential nomination fight for much of the year. The recent developments, however, have thrown a wrench into the 2024 election dynamics.

Trump’s latest legal entanglement has sparked extensive media coverage and commentary. A notable instance was Tucker Carlson’s interview with Trump, which repeatedly circled back to the theme of civil war. This interview was described as having several unsettling moments and has contributed to the ongoing dialogue surrounding Trump’s political legacy.

The former president has maintained his innocence, and described the many legal cases against him as election interference aimed at stifling his 2024 presidential campaign.