25 Aug 2023

‘NEVER SURRENDER!’ Donald Trump weaponises jail mugshot

Washington Correspondent

It is a further sign of Donald Trump’s political strategy – turn what should be the thing that kills your campaign into your strongest weapon.

The authorities in Georgia had tried to treat the ex-President as much like an ordinary accused as possible – making him report to county jail for his booking and mugshot, on a range of charges to do with trying to overturn the 2020 election result.

The image was instantly iconic and already on Trump merchandise.