Closed face, furrowed eyebrows, defiant look: Donald Trump was shot in an Atlanta prison on Thursday, the first time that a former president has been exposed in US history.
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He got away with his three previous criminal charges, but the billionaire candidate, who is accused of attempting to manipulate the results of the 2020 presidential election, hasn’t cut out the cliché of potential ill effect.
This “photo”, which was taken at the services of the mayor of the capital of the state of Georgia, immediately found itself in the “A” position of the American media and went viral on social networks.
This image also saw the return of the former president to Twitter, and now X: Donald Trump posted the majestic shot, accompanied by the message “Never give up!”, illustrating his desire to fight what he considers to be a “witch hunt”. Organized by President Joe Biden.
His last post on this platform, which was his preferred channel of communication, was in January 2021. It was blocked after the attack on the US Congress led by his supporters, but that comment has since been lifted.
Donald Trump is now “on file” as any litigant who goes on trial, with his detailed physical characteristics: 1m 90, 98kg, strawberry blond hair. and registration number P01135809.
The favorite in the 2024 Republican presidential primary was released on $200,000 bail and soon left this Atlanta prison in a maximum-security motorized convoy.
He is now “on file” like any other litigant on trial, and his physical characteristics have been detailed: 1m 90, 98kg, Venetian blond hair. and registration number P01135809.
After he had to go through this legal process and before boarding his private jet again, Donald Trump denounced the “simulation of justice” and “election interference” by the indicting Georgia state authorities.
And the Republican platform confirmed: “I did nothing wrong” by questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election, which was won by Joe Biden.
Then he himself posted the majestic image, commenting on it: “Never give up!”, an example of his desire to fight what he considers an endless stalking, orchestrated by the Democratic administration of President Biden.
Before Donald Trump, several of the former president’s 18 co-defendants passed through the Fulton County Jail, an overcrowded and unsanitary facility, this week.
They were all charged on August 14 with illegal attempts to reverse the 2020 election, which incumbent Democratic President Joe Biden won in this key state.
Those who have already pushed the prison door, like Donald Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani, have seen their passage immortalized and their “photos” circulated in circles on television and on social networks.
Prior to this mandatory registration, Mr. Trump replaced the head of his team of attorneys in Georgia, choosing Stephen Sadow, a member of the Atlanta Bar Association.
Mr. Sado had in the past criticized the Anti-Organized Crime Law used by the Public Prosecutor to bring joint charges against the 19 accused, which provides for prison terms of between five and 20 years.
The defendants who have been tried must return to Atlanta, this time in court, the week of September 5th, to announce whether or not they will plead guilty.
The legal setbacks are piling up for Mr. Trump, a former reality TV star indicted on criminal charges for the fourth time in less than six months.
The 70-year-old is accused in New York of suspicious payments to a former X-movie actress, by federal justice for electoral pressure during the 2020 presidential election, as well as negligence in managing classified documents after he left the White House.
The former president has pleaded not guilty to all of these cases.
But ironically, each development brings him millions of dollars in campaign donations, paid by Trump supporters convinced he is the victim of a political cabal.
The US President, who is running for re-election, is careful not to comment on the legal problems that Donald Trump faces, keen not to fuel his accusations of abuse of justice.
Trump’s passage through jail in Georgia came the day after the first big presidential rally of 2024, the Republican primary debate, was staged in Wisconsin.
The former real estate mogul shrugged off the debate, justifying himself with his impressive lead over his rivals in the polls, in favor of speaking in an interview with Tucker Carlson, the former star host of the conservative Fox News Channel, which aired on Channel X (formerly Twitter). ) At the same time.