On Thursday evening, President Trump, the leading 2024 Republican contender, surrendered at Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail in Georgia.
On the day of Trump’s arrest, Joe Biden conducted online fundraising, labeling it an opportune moment to contribute to his campaign, deeming it a “great day.”
Trump voluntarily turned himself in, undergoing booking by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. This followed charges based on District Attorney Fani Willis’s indictment. Together with 18 co-defendants, he faced a 98-page, 41-count indictment issued by a Fulton County grand jury the previous week.
Nevertheless, Biden seized the chance to raise funds for his reelection campaign.
He posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, “Apropos of nothing, I think today’s a great day to give to my campaign. Donate to the Biden-Harris campaign to fight back against MAGA Republicans.” He then included a link for his supporters to donate.
Mike Davis from The Article III Project criticized Biden for conducting fundraising activities on the same day that “his chief political rival got booked.”
Davis posted on X, “Biden posted this as his chief political rival got booked. Again. By another Democrat prosecutor in another Democrat hellhole. After colluding with the Biden Justice Department.”
Biden posted this as his chief political rival got booked.
By another Democrat prosecutor
In another Democrat hellhole.
After colluding with the Biden Justice Department.
It’s long past time for House Republicans to open an impeachment inquiry.
On Biden and Garland. https://t.co/RRDY2eNqlF
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) August 25, 2023
Davis proceeded to appeal to House Republicans to launch an impeachment inquiry targeting both Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The Trump campaign shared its own fundraising plea on Truth Social, featuring the mugshot taken during his time at the jail.
Trump remarked that Georgia officials “insisted” he undergo mugshot documentation on Thursday evening during his processing at Fulton County Jail. In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Trump expressed that this experience was “not a comfortable feeling—especially when you’ve done nothing wrong.”
The mugshot was the first ever of a U.S. president.
Many have called the stunt purely political, as mugshots are generally used as a way for police to identify the accused. Considering Trump is one of the most recognizable figures in the world, some are calling into question the motive behind taking the photograph.
Trump characterized Thursday’s experience as “ELECTION INTERFERENCE” when he posted his mugshot image on Truth Social, along with a message to “NEVER SURRENDER.”