Elon Musk, the proprietor of X (beforehand Twitter), responded to former US President Donald J. Trump’s return submit on the web site. Trump had despatched his first tweet on the social media website earlier that day after being restored in November of the earlier yr.
Trump launched a photograph of himself from his reserving on the Fulton County Jail in Georgia in a submit on the social media platform X. Elon Musk replied to Trump’s comment with the phrase “Subsequent degree.”
When Donald Trump was arrested on the Fulton County jail on Thursday night time, he made historical past by changing into the primary former president to have a mugshot.
In connection together with his makes an attempt to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election outcomes, Trump was arrested on 13 counts, together with racketeering, conspiracy, and inspiring a public official to interrupt their oath of workplace. The previous president has been charged with a criminal offense 4 occasions this yr.
It was Trump’s first submit since Twitter suspended his account indefinitely on January 8, 2021 as a result of considerations that he would promote extra violence within the days following the lethal storming of the US Capitol constructing. Shortly after Elon Musk took over the agency in November of final yr, Trump’s account was reopened; however, Trump selected to not use it as a result of he stated he was happier on his personal Trump Social website, which he constructed throughout the account’s suspension.
Round 7:30 p.m. ET, the previous president appeared on the Fulton County jail sporting a darkish blue swimsuit and a crimson tie. He was arrested and jailed on greater than a dozen crimes after he turned himself in. Based on inmate data, he was 6 ft 3 inches tall, 215 kilos, and had blue eyes and blond or strawberry hair. His reservation ID was P01135809. Moreover, a mug shot was taken.
The previous president and his attorneys negotiated his consent bond association earlier than the give up, which allowed the reserving course of to be completed in a bit greater than 20 minutes. Trump consented to a $200,000 bond in addition to further phrases for his launch, reminiscent of refraining from slandering his co-defendants and case witnesses on social media. Based on individuals who spoke to CNN, Trump paid for the bond by contributing 10% of the overall quantity and coping with an Atlanta-area bonding firm.
Earlier than boarding the airplane to go again to New Jersey, the previous president spoke to media for a short time frame. “I did nothing improper,” he insisted, calling the prosecution’s case in opposition to him “a travesty of justice.” He referred to as his time within the Fulton County jail “a horrible expertise” in an interview performed by right-wing community Newsmax.
Previous to the previous president’s arrival within the Fulton County jail, Trump’s employees had mentioned the mug shot, in accordance with two sources aware of the discussions who spoke to CNN. Based on the sources, Trump in the end made the choice that he wished to look “defiant” within the photograph and purposely prevented smiling.
Trump’s mug shot was launched on Reality Social and X, now often known as Twitter, after he left Atlanta because the marketing campaign tried to generate cash off of the arrest. President Joe Biden’s marketing campaign additionally issued a fundraising e-mail with the topic line, “I feel in the present day’s an amazing day to provide to my marketing campaign,” however it made no point out of the occasions in Georgia.
Trump pleads harmless
After turning himself in on Thursday on the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta in reference to allegations of conspiracy and election fraud, Trump insisted he was “harmless” and had carried out nothing improper.
Earlier than leaving in a limousine for the airport after lower than half-hour on the jail, Trump declared, “Now we have each single proper to problem an election that we expect is dishonest.”