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Where was Donald Trump held? Former president weighs in on 'terrible experience' of being arrested and having mugshot taken

Donald Trump was arrested for his alleged involvement in trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia
Donald Trump was booked in the infamous Fulton County jail in Atlanta (Fulton County Sheriff's Office)
Donald Trump was booked in the infamous Fulton County jail in Atlanta (Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Donald Trump was held in the infamous Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Georgia, which the former president candidly described as a "terrible experience."

At 77, Trump became the first former president to have a mugshot taken after being arrested for his alleged involvement in trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.


Donald Trump says he was uncomfortable taking the mugshot

Trump took the opportunity to voice his grievances during a call with Newsmax host Greg Kelly. "A terrible experience," he said, per the Daily Mail.

"I came in, I was treated very nicely. But it is what it is. I took a mugshot. I had never heard the word mugshot. They didn't teach me that at the Wharton School of Finance," he said.


"They insisted on a mugshot and I agreed to do that," he said, according to Fox News.

He added, "This is the only time I’ve ever taken a mugshot. It is not a comfortable feeling—especially when you’ve done nothing wrong."

Donald Trump calls US a 'Third World country'

"This is all about election interference," Trump said.

He continued, "It all comes through Washington and the DOJ and Crooked Joe Biden—nothing like this has ever happened in our country before."

He added that the US was "doing horribly, but now, it is doing worse because we have become a Third World country." 

As part of the booking process, the officials recorded Trump's height as 6 feet 3 inches(190cm) and his weight as 215lbs. They assigned him a prisoner identification number: P01135809.

How much was Donald Trump's bail set for?

Trump's bail was set at $200,000 by the court. He was processed and released on Thursday evening, August 24, having spent less than 20 minutes inside the facility. 

He told Kelly it was "an experience I never thought I'd have to go through," but added it was his fourth time.

He said, "In my whole life I never knew anything about indictment, but now I've been indicted like four times."

He continued, "And all by the radical left. And in coordination, absolute coordination, with the Justice Department."

Trump said that the prosecutors in Georgia were "maniacs," and described them as "vicious animals".

Trump was accused of violating the Georgia RICO Act once, along with three charges of criminal solicitation, six counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of falsifying documents and two counts of making false statements.

Altogether 18 others, including his former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, ex-attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Kenneth Chesebro, Jeff Clark, and John Eastman among others, were also charged as a result of the Fulton County investigation.

Trump stated that he did not remember meeting many of the 18 people who were indicted alongside him.

He said, "I don't even know that I've met a lot of these people - but some I do. And their lives are destroyed by these maniacs."

He added, "These are animals, these are vicious animals that have destroyed the lives of these people."

Trump declared that it was "a very sad day for America." He said it was "a travesty of justice" saying, "We did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong."

Trump concluded with, "This is election interference. So I want to thank you for being here. We did nothing wrong. We had every right, every single right, to challenge an election we think was dishonest."