I wasn’t sure what ‘look’ Trump would use when he went for his mugshot when he turned himself in at the Fulton County jail.
Would he be smiling, like Jenna Ellis (one of the best mug shots ever IMO)? Nah, gave that maybe a 20% chance of happening.
I knew Trump would want to convey a stronger message. And that it would be done in a way that he and his advisors thought would best serve his campaign.
Not sure I expected the actual result.
The reaction among OnlyTrump supporters on social media is nothing short of euphoric, they see in that image victory to come for someone falsely accused and harassed who is ready to get even, big league. Among NeverTrump haters, well you know, they see the opposite, a criminal rightly accused who is dangerous, even more so now because he is ready to get even, big league.
What about people who are neither OnlyTrump nor NeverTrump? I think the reactions may be more mixed. Clearly, a desire for retribution is in his eyes — deliberately — but whether that is what people want in a general election candidate is the wild card. Get outside your respective bubbles.
I described my own first reaction on NTD TV (an affiliate of The Epoch Times):
Do a word association. What is the word to describe the mugshot — not how you feel about it (e.g. anger) — but what you think his ‘look’ conveys. I tried to come up with some choices that covered the spectrum. You may have others, that’s why we have the comment section.
Pick up to three choices.
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