Trump Makes Big Statement After Arrest, Mug Shot In Georgia

Trump Makes Big Statement After Arrest, Mug Shot In Georgia

Former President Donald Trump has spoken out following his latest arrest and booking, this time in Fulton County, Ga., for allegedly violating the state’s racketeering laws over contesting the results of the 2020 election.

Trump, who was charged along with 18 others, including his former lawyers, faces 13 felony counts, including Solicitation of Violation of Oath by Public Officer (3 counts), Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree (2 counts), Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings (2 counts), False Statements and Writings (2 counts), Violation of the Georgia RICO Act (1 count), Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer (1 count), Conspiracy to Commit Filing False Documents (1 count), and Filing False Documents (1 count), the Daily Wire noted.

Trump stopped to speak to reporters before boarding his private plane, saying that his actions amounted to nothing more than “challeng[ing] an election.”

“I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election,” he said. “And I should have every right to do that.”

Trump added that when he won the 2016 election, most Democrats, including his opponent, Hillary Clinton, called him “illegitimate” and claimed that the election was “stolen.”

“What has taken place here is a travesty of justice, we did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong,” he said. “And everybody knows that I’ve never had such support.”

The former president added that all four criminal cases against him are examples of “election interference.”

“So I want to thank you for being here. We did nothing wrong at all,” he said. “And we have every right every single right to challenge an election that we think is dishonest. We think it’s very dishonest. So thank you all very much, and I’ll see you very soon. Thank you very much.”

Later, Trump told Fox News that officials in Georgia “insisted” on a mugshot.

“They insisted on a mugshot and I agreed to do that,” he said. “This is the only time I’ve ever taken a mugshot. It is not a comfortable feeling — especially when you’ve done nothing wrong.”

“This is all about election interference,” Trump said. “It all comes through Washington and the DOJ and Crooked Joe Biden — nothing like this has ever happened in our country before.”

Trump said the United States is “doing horribly, but now, it is doing worse because we have become a Third World country.”


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