Donald Trump remains the most feared man ever in U.S. Politics. Attempting to imprison him on drummed-up charges is likely to only galvanise support for his re-election.
He could very well be the first President in history to run the country from a jail cell.
Since the day Trump first ever announced he was running for president, his political opponents have been gunning for him. Now, with the 2024 election looming Democrats has actioned another load of trumped-up charges designed to prevent him retaking the White House. The latest, and some say most desperate of all, is from Atlanta Georgia where Donald Trump is accused of 13 criminal counts of election interference in the 2020 election against Joe Biden.
Trump was perfectly entitled to investigate if he suspected election fraud, in fact he had a duty as president to investigate it. What he found was that fraud on a massive scale had indeed been perpetrated.
Thousands of fake ballots suddenly appeared in key states where Biden was losing, thousands more votes for Trump were secretly dumped, uncounted. Voter machines were found to be counting Trump votes for Biden, a 'technical' glitch that conveniently benefitted the Democrats. Thousands of postal votes, all for Biden, were included after voting had supposedly ended, and in two official counts there were found to be dozens of Democrat supporters forging ballot papers in the basement of the building out of sight of invigilators.
None of these crimes were ever investigated. Instead, Trump was made out to be the criminal , it was he who was trying to 'fix' the election.
Donald Trump has now turned himself in to authorities at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia as the world reacts to the first ever mugshot of a former United States president.
Donald Trump's mugshot after he turned himself in. Picture: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Trump confirmed on Truth Social on Monday night his intentions of giving himself up to authorities while still slamming the charges laid against him.
“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History,” he posted on the platform.
The 77-year-old’s surrender comes after several of his 18 co-defendants including Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows have already turned themselves in, in regards to an alleged attempt to interfere with the results of the 2020 presidential election. The 45th president was charged with 13 criminal counts out of the total 41 charges split across the 19 defendants for trying to interfere in the 2020 election against current Democrat President Joe Biden.
Georgia earlier turned into a frenzy on Thursday as Trump flew in on a private plane from New Jersey before travelling in a motorcade to Fulton County Jail. A group of his supporters had gathered outside the facility with Trump writing to them from the plane to affirm his innocence.
“I'm writing to you from Trump Force One, on my way to Atlanta where I will be ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME,” his campaign staff said in a message.
Hours before his arrival at the jail, the former president posted to Truth Social again to describe it “another SAD DAY IN AMERICA!”
Upon his arrival in Georgia, Trump responded to cameras with a confident thumbs up as he stepped off the aircraft about 7pm local time. The latest set of charges mark the fourth indictment against the Republican candidate.
The other three indictments were related to: hiding classified documents in his home; the Jan 6 incident where Trump and his advisers spread false information about voter fraud which led to the storming of the Capitol in Washington; and the infamous hush money charges relating to the falsification of business records.
Bail for Trump was set at $US200,000 and was already paid for before his arrival at the jail. He was booked and shortly released after.
Speaking from Atlanta airport before heading back onto his plane, Trump said “it is a very sad day for America.”
“We should be able to challenge an election and I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election and I should have every right to do that as you know you have many people who've been watching over the years do the same thing whether it is Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams or many others,” he said.
“When you have that great freedom to challenge you have to be able to otherwise you get a very dishonest election. What has taken place here is a travesty of justice, we did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong and everybody knows it."
"I’ve never had such support. What they’re doing is election interference and they're trying to interfere with an election – there’s never been anything like it in our country before."