(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Donald Trump blasted his sham arrest during an interview from Trump Force One on his flight home after being booked and popped for a mugshot in Fulton County on Thursday night, calling it a “very sad day for our country” and vowing to keep fighting what has been a relentless political persecution.
“It’s just one thing after the next. What they want to do is they want to try to wear you out, which they will never do,” Trump told Newsmax. “But they want to just wear you out. It’s just an absolute horrible thing that they’re doing and I’ve never seen anything like it. This is Third World country.”
President Trump calls into Newsmax from Trump Force One:
"It's just one thing after another. They want to try and wear me out which THEY WILL NEVER DO. This is Third World country. They have no case against me." pic.twitter.com/b62S6LTsBP
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) August 25, 2023
Trump’s resilient response to what was supposed to be a humiliating and intimidating affair drew kudos from Trending Politics’ Collin Rugg, who called it a “Legendary energy shift” in a tweet Thursday night after Trump’s mugshot was released.
“Imagine indicting Donald Trump three times, hyping the fourth indictment up to be the best one yet, finally getting to be able to get a mugshot of the former president, releasing the mugshot…” Rugg wrote ” …and then Trump throws the mugshot in a fundraising email, comes back to X and steals the whole show from you. Legendary energy shift.”
Imagine indicting Donald Trump three times, hyping the fourth indictment up to be the best one yet, finally getting to be able to get a mugshot of the former president, releasing the mugshot…
…and then Trump throws the mugshot in a fundraising email, comes back to X and steals… pic.twitter.com/OLorOrG8UT
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 25, 2023
Backlash to the political hit jobs is starting to take firm root, “And I really believe they’re getting hit by it,” Trump said, referencing as one example the huge crowd of supporters that showed up in Georgia.
“There were tremendous crowds in Atlanta and they were so friendly. But this is a radical left district attorney, as we have in New York and as we have in all the other places, whether it’s district attorney or AGs,” Trump told Newsmax, adding that “they have no case against me at all,” an opinion shared by a growing number of legal analysts.
“They do it to try to get elected, but they also do it in coordination with the Department of Injustice in Washington,” Trump said of the onslaught of prosecutions.
Trump also gave a brief recap of his booking, which he called a “terrible experience,” while maintaining a sense of humor in the wake of an unprecedented arrest resulting from political prosecution.
“I came in, I was treated very nicely, but it is what it is. I took a mugshot, which I never heard the words mugshot. They didn’t teach you that at the Wharton School of Finance,” Trump said.
“I have to go through a process. It’s election interference,” he said. “It’s a very sad experience, and it’s a very sad day for our country.”
Trump expressed similar sentiments when he first addressed the media, declaring that “What’s taken place here is a travesty of justice. We did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong. This is their way of campaigning and this is one instance, but you have three other instances. It’s election interference.”
Once again calling it a “very sad day for America,” Trump doubled down on his 2020 election claims.
“You should be able to challenge an election. I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election,” Trump said, adding that he had every right to challenge the outcome.
“As you know, you have many people you’ve been watching over the years do the same thing, whether it’s Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrahams or many others,” Trump said. “When you have that great freedom to challenge, you have to be able to otherwise you’re going to have very dishonest elections.”
🚨BREAKING🚨 Still no Arrest as Democrats continue to violently challenge the 2016 results. pic.twitter.com/XUtUoMyVul
— Ultra Maga 126 (@lindeman126) August 24, 2023
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Trump’s Warrior Mugshot Released, Lights Up Social Media
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office released the official mugshot of former President Donald Trump late Thursday night, and in some dark corner of the White House, perhaps near where the infamous stash of cocaine was found, President Joe Biden was likely huddled in an addled combination equal parts vile glee and abject terror.
If leftists, the Democrat Party and collaborative media were looking for a photo that portrayed a beaten man, they were sorely disappointed.
Trump struck a defiant tone, staring down the camera like a man on a mission with a battle to win. The visage echoed across social media, sparking a YUGE surge of MAGA force responding to Trump’s Twitter account and his first tweet since a post-J6 ban that was lifted by Elon Musk.
— The Patriot Voice (@TPV_John) August 25, 2023
“This is the official photo that won Trump the WH back,” tweeted Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., while podcast host Nick Sortor predicted that Trump would “be able to fund his ENTIRE campaign with the ad revenue on just this one post.”
THEY IMPEACHED HIM
THEY WENT AFTER HIS FAMILY
THEY BANNED HIM FROM ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
THEY FILLED FAKE CHARGES AGAINST HIM
THEY ARRESTED HIM AND HIS ALLIES
NOW DONALD TRUMP IS BACK ON X WITH NOTHING TO LOSE
THEY AREN’T PREPARED FOR WHAT’S COMING NEXT! pic.twitter.com/ompFpwyhND
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) August 25, 2023
— A Glockwork Orange (@GlockworkA) August 25, 2023
Trump Arrested in Fulton County on Weaponized RICO Charges
The political persecution of Donald Trump reached another grim milestone in an unprecedented assault on democracy, when the former president turned himself in to be arrested in Fulton County, Georgia, Thursday night.
Trump was arrested, booked and had his mugshot taken, stemming from the 19 felony charges that Soros-backed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis threw at Trump under the RICO umbrella, for challenging the results of the broken 2020 election.
Trump was released on a $200,000 bond after a booking process that reportedly took about 20 minutes, after which he flew back to New Jersey.
Attorney Steve Sadow, who this week took over Trump’s defense team, blasted the politically-driven proceedings.
“The president should never have been indicted. He is innocent of all the charges brought against him. We look forward to the case being dismissed or, if necessary, an unbiased, open minded jury finding the president not guilty,” Sadow said in a statement Thursday.
“Prosecutions intended to advance or serve the ambitions and careers of political opponents of the president have no place in our justice system.”
A dark night for the Republic. Pray for our nation. #TrumpArrest
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 24, 2023
“In just two years, we have watched the total collapse of our ‘justice’ system. Donald Trump was sitting in the White House 3 years ago. Today, he had his mugshot taken in Fulton County GA for questioning the results of the most bizarre election in American history,” tweeted Trending Politics’ Collin Rugg.
“The system is making it clear: ‘Question us and we will ruin your life. Sit down, shut up and comply.'”
Mark Pellin is an editor at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/sabrepaw70.