Supporters of President Donald Trump have flooded social media with messages of encouragement and solidarity in the wake of the release of the president’s mugshot this week.
The president was arrested and processed at the Fulton County jail in Georgia on Thursday, where he is facing 41 charges related to an investigation centered on phone calls he made in 2020 to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Shortly after his arrest, Trump was released after posting a $200,000 bond. His mugshot went public shortly after.
Trump allies quickly began reposting the mugshot in solidarity. Trump senior advisor Jason Miller shared a screenshot from the president’s Truth Social account that included the mugshot with the caption: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE[.] NEVER SURRENDER!”
Rep. William Timmons, R-S.C., wrote on X, “The only person who should have been arrested today is DA Fani Willis. These rogue prosecutors must be held accountable for bending the law to their political wills and chosen outcomes. I stand with President @realDonaldTrump.”
“STAND WITH THE REPUBLIC,” Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., added. “STAND WITH TRUMP!”
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs (R) similarly wrote, “I stand with President Donald J. Trump.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., offered, “Processing Pres Trump in the Rice Street jail – where conditions are so inhumane inmates have died eaten alive by bed bugs – will bond Trump to the very people who live in those neighborhoods. The poor people in Atlanta have suffered more under Biden and Democrat policies than ever before.”
“God Bless President Trump!” wrote House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, commented on Trump’s mugshot, “LEANER AND MEANER THAN EVER! Make America Great Again! TRUMP 2024!!”
Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk added, “They are making Trump more popular.”
President Trump will face arraignment next in the election-related case in Georgia. According to the NYT, Fulton County DA Fani Willis has asked for an arraignment date the week of Sept. 5.