The mugshot of Donald Trump will probably be on t-shirts very soon so his supporters can wear them proudly now that their former favorite president was arrested but liberated on bail. Trump surrendered Thursday on charges that he illegally schemed to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
Elon Musk retweeted a Donald Trump post asking for donations in light of the event.
Mr. Trump sent a message to his supporters after his arrest:
“Today, at the notoriously violent jail in Fulton County, Georgia, I was ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME.
The American people know what’s going on.
What has taken place is a travesty of justice and ELECTION INTERFERENCE.
The Left wants to intimidate YOU out of voting for a political outsider who puts the American people FIRST.
But today, I walked into the lion’s den with one simple message on behalf of our entire movement: I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION TO SAVE AMERICA.
If you are doing poorly due to the sinister people in control of our country right now, don’t even think about donating!
But if you can, please make a contribution to evict Crooked Joe Biden from the White House and SAVE AMERICA during this dark chapter in our nation’s history.”
The defendants were charged with 40 additional counts from other allegations including: Trump and co-defendants plotted to create pro-Trump slates of fake electors; Trump called the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, asking him to “find 11,780 votes”, thus reversing his loss in the state by a single vote margin; and a small group of Trump allies in Coffee County, Georgia illegally accessed voting systems attempting to find evidence of election fraud.
The indictment comes in the context of Trump’s broader effort to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election. It is one of four ongoing criminal prosecutions of Trump, one of which is a federal prosecution also related to the 2020 election.
A grand jury handed down the indictments on August 14, 2023, following an investigation launched in February 2021 by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. The case was initially set to be heard in the Fulton County Superior Court with judge Scott F. McAfee presiding; however, Mark Meadows filed a motion to have his case removed to federal court, and Trump may follow suit. Meadows subsequently filed to have his case dismissed.