Will Trump’s mugshot become the defining image of the 21st Century so far? Marketing executives say the image could be used as a rallying cry for both pro-Trump and anti-Trump camps
- Donald Trump will be arraigned in Manhattan on Tuesday and will be treated like any other suspect
- He will be read his Miranda rights, fingerprinted and may even be handcuffed and have a mug shot taken
- Marketing executives believe the photo could be used as a rallying cry for both pro-Trump and anti-Trump camps
Donald Trump has been photographed countless times during his time as a celebrity and the 45th President of the US.
But a mug shot of him could become one of the most defining images of the 21st century so far following his indictment over a $130,000 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
And marketing executives believe the photo could be used as a rallying cry for both pro-Trump and anti-Trump camps.
The former president will be arraigned in Manhattan on Tuesday and will be treated like any other suspect- he will be read his Miranda rights, fingerprinted and may even be handcuffed.
Trump believes his mugshot will become ‘the most famous one in the history of the world,’ and plans to use it to raise millions for his presidential campaign, a friend of his claimed.
Although sources familiar with the planning process have said he might not be forced to pose for a mug shot.
Donald Trump will be arraigned in Manhattan on Tuesday and will be treated like any other suspect – he will be read his Miranda rights, fingerprinted and may even be handcuffed
Image shows a fake, AI generated mugshot as the Trump allies claim he thinks his picture will become the most famous of all time
Florida-based marketing executive Craig Agranoff says a mug shot of Donald Trump will be one of the most culturally significant photos ever.
He believes it will be used by both pro-Trump and anti-Trump supporters in the fallout of the criminal charges brought against the former president.
Agranoff said: ‘The (pro-Trump) people who will be disgusted by it will use it for mobilization, and the people who are against Trump will use it to mock him.’
The photo could be seen on merchandise such as T-shirts, posters and coffee mugs and will likely inspire Halloween costumes, according to him.
He added: ‘It could become the cultural icon of our time.’
Toni Holt Kramer, a friend of Trump’s for more than a decade and head of the Trumpettes support group, hit out at the indictment and said the former president’s potential mugshot will be a symbolic image.
‘President Trump and his supporters know the mugshot sums up the witch-hunt against Mr Trump and is emblematic of everything that is wrong with the banana republic that [President] Biden’s America has become,’ she told the Mail on Sunday.
‘President Trump knows his mugshot will become the most famous mugshot ever in the history of the world.
Florida-based marketing executive Craig Agranoff says a mug shot of Donald Trump will be one of the most culturally significant photos ever
‘It’s something that will become symbolic of the Left’s attack on Trump and any attempt to use it to humiliate him will backfire spectacularly.
‘Everyone is going to want it. Even his detractors.’
After news of his impending indictment broke last Thursday, money began flooding into Trump’s re-election campaign as his team sent off fundraising emails .
A source close to the ex-President said that $4 million (£3.2 million) had ‘poured in’ from ‘every state in America’.
Trump already has a war chest of more than $100 million (£81 million) to finance his 2024 bid for the White House.
A source said: ‘By Friday night there had been more than $4 million in donations and it was looking like we’d raise $5 million by the end of this weekend.
‘Donations are pouring in from every state in America.’
The source continued: ‘Plans are in place to offer items printed with the mugshot on Trump’s official website.
‘We are hoping to have the items for sale within 48 hours of his arraignment.’
A mug shot of Donald Trump could be used by both pro-Trump and anti-Trump supporters in the fallout of the criminal charges brought against the former president
Anti-Trump protesters gather outside of New York County Criminal Courthouse
Supporters of former president Donald Trump gather to show support outside Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida
Donal Trump’s potential mugshot will be a symbolic image with his supporters
Trump is expected to fly into LaGuardia Airport on Monday and stay at Trump Tower before he goes downtown to lower Manhattan at around 1pm Tuesday to surrender.
He will likely be spared the indignity of a perp walk in which a suspect is led out of the police station or the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in handcuffs in front of the cameras for the world to see.
Instead, he will likely walk in, wearing a suit and tie, surrounded by aides and Secret Service agents. And he could even make a deal with prosecutors to come in via a back entrance, skipping the growing media frenzy.
Local state and federal law enforcement are now braced for hordes of Trump loyalists and liberal protesters now expected to descend on the DA’s office.
Trump would have to travel from his Mar-a-Lago estate (above) to New York
Trump would likely make the trip on his campaign plane, know as Trump Force One
Trump is charged for $130,000 in payments his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, sent to porn star Stormy Daniels toward the end of his 2016 campaign.
Prosecutors say the payment violated campaign finance laws, and was made to silence Daniels about an affair with the business titan.
Justice Department officials are said to be annoyed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s decision to indict Trump.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s intention to criminally charge the former president sparked consternation and anger in Mar-a-Lago.
And ‘senior officials’ at the Justice Department had concerns about the strength of Bragg’s case.
They’re currently probing claims Trump tried to overturn Biden’s 2020 election win in Georgia, and whether he incited the January 6 2021 riots and federal attorneys are said to believe both cases are stronger than the hush money allegations,.
They fear Bragg’s decision to proceed could undermine future prosecutions if the New York case against Trump does indeed collapse, or end in acquittal.
Trump denied he ever had an affair. And, on March 18, the former president declared that he would be arrested on the 21st. He issued a rallying call for his supporters to protest the matter.
He will be the first president arrested since Ulysses S. Grant was pulled over for speeding in his horse and buggy at the corner of 13th and M streets in Washington, D.C – in 1872 – but police let him go with a fine.
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