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I wonder how many hours he "practiced" this pose before he got to the booking? (Original Post) Ferrets are Cool Aug 2023 OP
I've been wondering about that, too cyclonefence Aug 2023 #1
6 years. His first official POTUS photo portrait. underpants Aug 2023 #2
I noticed that similarity today. Igel Aug 2023 #8
he posed that way to hide his quintuple chins Jerry2144 Aug 2023 #3
KO made that observation yesterday in his podcast. niyad Aug 2023 #4
He was trying to look tough, but he just looks crazy. patricia92243 Aug 2023 #5
Unhappy Trump scrambled to get out of having his Georgia mugshot taken: Guardian reporter LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2023 #6
Good at hiding the double chins. Sneederbunk Aug 2023 #7


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1. I've been wondering about that, too
Sat Aug 26, 2023, 10:34 AM
Aug 2023

It's his basic "I'm a serious business man, and you'd better watch your step with me" overlaid with a bit of mob boss for the implied death threat.


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8. I noticed that similarity today.
Sat Aug 26, 2023, 02:50 PM
Aug 2023

Was in a classroom with Trump's official picture up on the wall and thought it looked a lot like the "mug shot". (In quotes because some, to be consistent, would have to argue that since it's not the official term for the image that "mug shot" isn't really a thing.)

I'd point out that it was an APUSH classroom and that it had images of all the US presidents.


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6. Unhappy Trump scrambled to get out of having his Georgia mugshot taken: Guardian reporter
Sat Aug 26, 2023, 12:00 PM
Aug 2023

I am amused that TFG was trying to get the mug shot waived up until the very last moment.


Despite all of his bravado and using his Georgia mugshot to rope in more supporters to send him donations, Donald Trump tried in vain to get his lawyers to block having the humiliating picture taken and disseminated to the public.

That is according to the Guardian's Hugo Lowell who appeared on MSNBC early Saturday morning on "The Katie Phang Show" to report on the timeline before the former president was forced to surrender on racketeering charges at an Atlanta jail on Thursday.....

"Ultimately when the mugshot came he decided fundraising would be the way out for him to kind of distract from, really, the indignity and humiliation of having to get a mugshot," Lowell explained. "But from our reporting, speaking to people in his inner circle for the days and weeks leading up to this surrender he was trying to get his lawyers to get an exemption so he wouldn't have to take this mugshot."....

"He wanted none of his personal details to be public," he elaborated, "Then he was pushing his lawyers to negotiate that with the DA's office and the sheriff's office. And when the sheriff's made it very clear he was not gonna get any special treatment that was when they recalibrated and said, 'Fine, if we have to do this we'll fund-raise off it.'"

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