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“It’s a very sad day for America”, says Donald Trump

todayAugust 25, 2023 49

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Former US President, Donald Trump, maintains that there is no case against him.
Trump is out on $200 000 bail, which is more than R383 million. He was briefly incarcerated at a Georgia jail on racketeering and conspiracy charges after handing himself over to authorities.

The former President, who is accused of colluding with 18 other defendants to overturn the 2020 election result in the southern state, spent less than 30 minutes inside Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail before leaving in a motorcade for the airport.

The 77-year-old’s 2020 election defeat saw incumbent President Joe Biden rise to the position.
Trump is the first US president in history to face criminal charges.
Like the other defendants in the case who have handed themselves over so far, Trump had his mug shot taken during the booking process – another first for any serving or former US President.

 

In the photograph released by the sheriff’s office, he scowled at the camera while dressed in a dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie.

Trump posted the mug shot on his own Truth Social platform with the caption “Election Interference” and a link to his campaign website.

Speaking to reporters after his arrest, Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said it was a “very sad day for America.”

“What has taken place here is a travesty of justice,” he said. “I did nothing wrong.”
Trump was given the inmate number “PO1135809” by the Fulton County Jail, which listed his height as six foot three inches (1.9 meters), his weight as 215 pounds (97 kilograms) and his hair color as “Blond or Strawberry.”

The billionaire has been criminally indicted four times since April, setting the stage for a year of unprecedented drama as he tries to juggle multiple court appearances and another White House campaign.

Written by: Nonhlanhla Harris

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