Fani Willis’ Mugshot Plan Backfires: Trump’s Fundraising Soars

Democratic prosecutors consistently target President Trump, but each new indictment boosts his popularity in the polls. So, if they believed a mugshot would tarnish his image, they were mistaken. It didn’t yield the desired outcome.

Rather than Trump being embarrassed, the image has swiftly turned iconic. Showcasing his unyielding demeanor, it stands out as one of the most aesthetically pleasing mugshots ever captured. Official photos such as passports and mugshots often appear unflattering, yet this mugshot seemed to feature ideal lighting for Trump.

The image is also becoming a symbol against the manipulation of government for political gain. Trump’s return to Twitter after a two-year ban caused a stir, as he shared the mugshot with the captions “Election interference” and “Never surrender.” This addition to his determined expression, along with a link to his campaign fundraising site, has made the post immensely popular, amassing over 243 million views thus far.

News has surfaced that following Trump’s booking on Thursday night, he has generated an impressive $7.1 million in funds. On Friday alone, his campaign amassed an extraordinary $4.18 million, marking the highest single-day intake thus far.

A significant portion of this surge was propelled by the sale of merchandise on his website, featuring various items adorned with his intense mugshot, such as t-shirts, posters, bumper stickers, and mugs.

In the last three weeks, the campaign has additionally accumulated nearly $20 million. The campaign noted that organic contributions have experienced a remarkable surge.

Donald Trump Jr. has also been offering mugshot merchandise to support his father’s legal defense fund.

Champions of Trump, such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), shared photos of themselves featuring the mugshot logo or even adopted the mugshot image as their profile picture, all aimed at rallying support for Trump.

Trump told Fox News Digital that officials at the Fulton County Jail “insisted” on taking the mugshot.

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