In a social media frenzy, the internet has exploded with a wave of creative memes and humorous posts after the release of the official mugshot of former President Donald Trump.
The image, which quickly went viral, has sparked a multitude of reactions from users across various platforms.
The image shows a stern-faced Trump in what appears to be a standard booking photo. The former President is wearing a blue suit and red tie in the shot.
Within moments of the image hitting the internet, hashtags such as #TrumpMugshot and #OrangeIsTheNewOrange began trending on X.
Others defended Trump with the hashtag #MyPresident.
Trump himself posted the photo to his X account with the caption DONALDJTRUMP.COM, his first tweet since January 8, 2021.
Here are some of the top, funniest and wackiest memes and posts about the now-infamous mugshot:
Users from across the political spectrum chimed in with their takes on the mugshot after waiting in anticipation for its release.
Some users on X poked fun at Trump’s signature hairstyle, while others playfully speculated about his potential ‘prison wardrobe.’
Some joked about how the former president’s weight was listed at 215 pounds.
Instagram and TikTok were also not far behind, as users flooded these platforms with short videos and image-based memes.
In one widely shared meme, Trump’s face was superimposed onto various famous movie scenes where characters find themselves behind bars, leaving audiences in stitches.
The memes ranged from light-hearted humor to political satire.
‘Trump is mean mugging the camera, this is too funny,’ one user wrote on X.
Others defended the former president and said the photo would be used as a rallying cry.
‘I stand with President Trump against the commie DA Fani Willis who is nothing more than a political hitman tasked with taking out Biden’s top political opponent. ‘Persecution, not prosecution,’ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted with hashtag #MAGAMugshot.
Fake Trump mug shots also went viral prior to the release of the photo.
The photo to the left is the original photo used in the fake Trump mug shot to the right
Trump has made history by becoming the first former president to pose for a mugshot after his arrest for trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
The 77-year-old was arrested for the fourth time this year and fingerprinted by authorities at the Fulton County jail. Unlike with his previous three arrests, on Thursday he had his booking photo taken.
He stared into the camera for the historic image, with a scowl on his face.
Trump’s height and weight were recorded and, as part of the booking process, he was given a prisoner identification number: P01135809.
He was then released on payment of 10 percent of his $200,000 bail, having spent less than 20 minutes inside the infamous facility.
The former president traveled to Georgia on Thursday afternoon from his Bedminster, New Jersey, home.
Ahead of his surrender, Trump slammed Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis as a ‘Radical Left, Lowlife District Attorney. His surrender came hours after Willis requested Trump face trial in Georgia on October 23, and as his former chief of staff Mark Meadows surrendered to cops.
A handful of other Trump allies and ‘co-conspirators’ who turned themselves into the Georgia prison this week also had their mugshots released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. They are accused of joining a ‘conspiracy’ led by Trump to unlawfully change the outcome of the election.
‘America’s Mayor’ Rudy Giuliani faced the humiliation of having his mugshot taken after getting booked at the Atlanta jail on Wednesday.
In the image, Giuliani can be seen looking straight ahead, showing a slight frown, with industrial lighting shining on his forehead and a sheriff’s badge on the wall to his right.