The former president spent about 20 minutes at the Fulton County Jail, submitting to some of the routines of criminal defendant intake. He was fingerprinted and had his photo taken.
Former President Donald Trump is shown in a police booking mug shot released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday.Credit…Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
The case is the fourth time criminal charges have been brought against former President Donald J. Trump this year, but Thursday was the first time that he was booked at a jail and had his mug shot taken.
Mr. Trump spent about 20 minutes at the Fulton County Jail, submitting to some of the routines of criminal defendant intake. He was fingerprinted and had his photo taken.
He was given an identification number — P01135809 — in the Fulton County criminal justice system.
But the process was much faster than for most defendants. He was finished in 20 minutes and on his way back to the airport, where his private plane was waiting.
Minutes after he entered the jail, Mr. Trump’s record appeared in Fulton County’s booking system, which listed him as having “blonde or strawberry” hair, a height of 6 foot 3 inches and a weight of 215 pounds. That weight is 24 pounds less than the White House doctor reported Mr. Trump weighing in 2018.
Mr. Trump’s mug shot photo shows a severe expression, contrary to what we have seen from a few other defendants, some of whom have smiled.
Mr. Trump, during the photo shoot for his official White House photo shortly before he became president, scowled at the camera and told aides he thought he looked “like Churchill.”
Richard Fausset is a correspondent based in Atlanta. He mainly writes about the American South, focusing on politics, culture, race, poverty and criminal justice. He previously worked at The Los Angeles Times, including as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City. More about Richard Fausset
Maggie Haberman is a senior political correspondent and the author of “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.” She was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on President Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia. More about Maggie Haberman