Former President Donald Trump is trying to capitalize on his historic arrest by selling t-shirts with his mug shot on them. The t-shirts, which cost $34, feature Trump's booking photo and the slogan “Still Your President”. They are available on his official website and his Save America PAC.
Trump and 18 co-defendants surrendered to authorities in Georgia on Thursday on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit election fraud. They were indicted by a Fulton County grand jury for their actions after the 2020 presidential election, which Trump lost to Joe Biden.
Trump and his allies are accused of pressuring Georgia officials to overturn the election results in favor of Trump. They allegedly made false and misleading statements, threatened violence, and solicited bribes.
Trump's mug shot, which showed him scowling and wearing a red tie, was released shortly after he left the jail. He was released on a $10 million bond and ordered to wear an ankle monitor. He is also barred from contacting any witnesses or co-defendants, and from leaving the country.
Trump's arrest marks a dramatic fall from grace for the former president, who still has a loyal base of supporters and has hinted at running again in 2024. He has denied any wrongdoing and called the case a “witch hunt” and a “hoax”.
However, not everyone is sympathetic to Trump's plight. One of his most prominent critics, adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and was paid hush money to keep quiet, took to Twitter to mock his arrest.
Daniels posted a tweet that read: “I guess you could say I'm feeling…stormy. #sorrynotsorry #stillnotmypresident #lockhimup”. She also shared a meme that compared Trump's mug shot to her own, which she took when she was arrested in 2018 for allegedly touching patrons at a strip club in Ohio. The charges were later dropped.
Daniels captioned the meme: “Who wore it better?”. She also added a laughing emoji and a hashtag that read: “#maga”.
Daniels is not the only one who has reacted to Trump's arrest. Many celebrities, politicians, activists, and journalists have also expressed their opinions on social media. Some have celebrated Trump's downfall, while others have defended him or questioned the legitimacy of the case.
The case is expected to go to trial next year and could result in prison sentences of up to 20 years for Trump and his co-defendants.