In his first post on X former US President Donald Trump releases his mugshot and calls his arrest 2024 election interference
Tells Tucker Carlson 80 year old Biden won’t make it
Former US president Donald Trump turned himself in at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, as he faces criminal charges for allegedly trying to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election.
The billionaire-turned-politician was booked, arrested, and then quickly released thanks to a bail agreement secured earlier by his lawyers.Trump has agreed to a $200,000 bond as well as other conditions, including not using social media to target co-defendants and witnesses in the case.After leaving jail, Trump once again dismissed the prosecution as a “travesty of justice.”
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, meanwhile, released the former president’s mugshot. Trump is the first US president to have a mugshot.
Former US President Donald Trump arrives at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. © Joe Raedle / Getty Images / AFP
Fulton district attorney Fani Willis unsealed a 41-count indictment against the former president and 18 of his associates earlier this month. Some of the co-defendants have already been booked at the jail, including former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani who gave himself up on Wednesday.
Trump is currently facing racketeering and other felony charges in the Fulton County, Georgia case. He is accused of violating the state’s organized crime laws, as well as several counts of conspiracy to interfere in an election, perjury, soliciting a public official to violate their oath, and others.
“Crooked Joe Biden is so bad, he’s the worst president in the history of our country. I don’t think he’s going to make it to the gate, but you know you never know,” Trump said in an interview with former Fox News journalist Tucker Carlson, posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday night.
Carlson sought clarification whether Trump thought the 80-year-old Biden would make it to the election scheduled for November 5, 2024.
“Well, I think he’s worse mentally than he is physically, and physically he’s not exactly a triathlete or any kind of an athlete,” the former president replied.
“You look at him, he can’t walk to 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, right? That’s not a lot, but you watch him and it looks like he’s walking on toothpicks,” he said.
The interview was uploaded online just a few minutes before the start of the first Republican presidential debate, which took place in Milwaukee and was aired by Fox News.
But Trump opted to skip the event, telling Carlson that he did so because he’s “leading by 50 and 60 points” in the polls and has no desire to “get harassed by people that shouldn’t even be running for president.” Fox News also “isn’t particularly friendly” to him, the 45th US president added.
The case against Trump marks the fourth criminal indictment the 45th US president has faced this year. Federal prosecutors previously slapped him with dozens of felony counts for allegedly plotting to interfere in the 2020 elections, allegedly mishandling classified documents after leaving the White House in 2021, and allegedly paying hush money to porn actress Stormy Daniels during his 2016 election campaign.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has dismissed the allegations as a politically motivated witch hunt designed to prevent him from running for the presidency in 2024.