The Mugshot Is Trump's Presidential Portrait
Instead of a dignified portrait hanging in the White House, Donald Trump has been immortalized with a mugshot in the Fulton County Jail.
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The Mugshot That Was Inevitable
Donald Trump’s bravado has shifted into a survival mode spin as the criminal indictments have piled up. When Trump was indicted in Manhattan, and the fundraising dollars were pouring in, the ex-president and his campaign wanted the mugshot. They thought a Trump mugshot would push the former president up even higher in polls and inspire his supporters to keep the cash coming.
A funny thing happened as the indictments piled up.
By indictment number four in Georgia, there was no big speech following Trump’s surrender. There was just a two-minute tantrum by Trump which repeated many lies. The Trump campaign is no longer blasting out emails bragging about how much money they are raising off of the indictment, and the rest of the Republican presidential primary looks like a zombie scene out of The Walking Dead, as a bunch of candidates who aren’t going anywhere but refuse to leave mull around looking for signs of life.
Republicans are no longer enraged by Trump’s indictments. There have been so many of them that they seem to have been desensitized.
Non-Trump supporters can’t get enough of the show, which they appear to view as both entertainment and fuel to fire them up to vote in 2024.
The Trump mugshot in Fulton County was like the grand finale of a fireworks display. It was the highlight of the spectacle and it seemed destined to happen.
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