It's true the estabs are after him becasue he was draioning the swamp .............
donald posts mugshot meme with guns pointed at his face saying 'Soros' and 'pedophiles'
- The meme posted on Truth Social shows his mugshot surrounded by CGI guns
- Each gun is emblazoned with a word representing Trump's apparent adversaries
- They illustrate the narrative he's under fire from politically-motivated forces
The meme shared on Truth Social 4.8k times shows the former president's police picture modified with a flurry of pistols pointed at his head, each emblazoned with words representing his apparent enemies.
Illustrating the 77-year-old's narrative that he is under fire from corrupt, politically-motivated authorities who want to sabotage his 2024 White House bid, the guns are branded with words like 'Soros', 'pedophiles', 'Democrats' and 'fake news'.
Other firearms say 'indictment', 'globalists', 'fascists', 'deep state' and 'FBI', while the words 'NEVER SURRENDER! WE STAND UNITED WITH TRUMP!' frame the image.
Trump re-posted it on his self-created social media platform not long after he made history by becoming the first former president to pose for a mugshot.
He was arrested and fingerprinted by authorities at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Thursday, charged with trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
It was his fourth arrest this year - but police didn't take his booking photo during previous appearances before them in New York City, Miami and Washington DC.
The meme Trump shared was originally posted by a MAGA fan called Andrea who gushed over him as a 'hero'.
Using an account called @God_Bless_Trump47, she idolized him as a patriot who 'faces so much on a daily basis without even considering giving up' because 'he wants to save America'.
Writing in the former president's signature style, she said: 'We love you, President Trump. You are BRAVE and BOLD and you are a BADASS.'
Trump shared her post with his 6.39 million followers after also sharing his mugshot on X, formerly known as Twitter.
It was his first tweet since January 2021 when he was banned from the platform following the January 6 Capitol attack.
The former president also appeared on X in an interview with former Fox primetime host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night.
It coincided with his eight competitors facing off in the rival Fox-hosted Republican primary debate in Milwaukee, which was viewed by 13 million Americans on cable TV.
Their debate was seemingly dwarfed by Trump's interview, which got 238 million 'views' on X.
However, this isn't a direct comparison because X calculates views based on users scrolling past the video and they don't need to watch any of it for the interaction to count as a 'view'.
Trump used his platform to slam Biden's 'skinny legs' in beach photos, claiming he doesn't have the mental capacity to win the White House in 2024.
'I think he's worse mentally than he is physically and physically. He's not exactly a triathlete, or any kind of athlete,' Trump told Carlson.
'You look at him who can't walk through the helicopter he walks he can't lift his feet out of the grass, you know, it's only two inches at the White House.'
Biden, 80, took a 10-day trip to his Delaware beach house in Rehoboth in July and has spent weekends there periodically throughout the summer.
In other moments of the interview Trump hit out at his opponents on the debate stage in Milwaukee, saying that there are some candidates who 'shouldn't even be running' because of their low popularity ratings.
Meanwhile, Trump's height of 6ft 3in (190.5cm) and weight of 215lbs (97.5kg) were pre-recorded and entered on his booking forms and, as part of the process, he was given a prisoner identification number: P01135809.
He was released on payment of 10 percent of his $200,000 bail, having spent just 20 minutes inside the infamous facility.
The former president traveled to Georgia on Thursday afternoon from his Bedminster home in New Jersey.
His motorcade went first to Newark airport, and the New York-born billionaire boarded his Boeing 757 to fly to Atlanta.
He touched down in Atlanta shortly after 7pm, and, greeting the waiting media and giving a thumbs-up, he stepped down from the plane and was driven 14 miles to the jail.
Trump's arrival at the Fulton County jail on downtown Atlanta's Rice Street was greeted with loud cheers by his supporters, and some boos from detractors.
He spent around 20 minutes inside the decrepit facility, where seven people have died in custody since the start of this year, and was processed far more quickly than other accused criminals.
Trump's height and weight were recorded, as well as his hair and eye color. His fingerprints and booking photo were taken, and his bond money was paid.
Trump was notably 25lbs lighter than the weight recorded for his last arrest in April.
By 7.55pm, he was back in his motorcade heading to Atlanta airport.
Trump declared on the Tarmac that it was 'a very sad day for America'.
He said it was 'a travesty of justice' and added: 'We did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong.'
'This is election interference. So I want to thank you for being here. We did nothing wrong,' Trump said. 'We had every right, every single right, to challenge an election we think was dishonest.'
He then boarded his plane and flew back to New Jersey.
At least nine Trump allies have also turned themselves in to the Georgia prison so far this week before the Friday deadline, and more are expected to do so on Friday.
District Attorney Fani Willis has charged all the defendants with racketeering, alleging they engaged in a 'criminal enterprise' to overturn Joe Biden's 2020 election victory in Georgia.
None of the 19 have yet entered pleas, since the arraignment process is separate from the booking process in Georgia.
Willis has asked for those arraignments to take place the week of September 5. The defendants can waive appearing at that trial, which is where they answer the charges against them. Lawyers are allowed to speak on their behalf.
They include former Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, his former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former Georgia State Senator David Shafer.
The 41-count charge against Trump and his 18 co-defendants marks the fourth and latest indictment against the ex-president.