Conservative Americans see the timeless quality of former President Donald Trump’s mugshot, as the result of refusing to back down against the deep state – a sort of determination in action. This is despite the victory lap in process by Democrats, who are absolutely celebrating what they consider to a be a triumph over MAGA.
Supporters, on the other hand, rallied behind Trump after his arrest in Fulton County, Georgia, sharing images of his now famous mugshot and declaring the former president “leaner and meaner than ever!” The feeding frenzy over his mugshot has made Trump a number one media event.
Trump allies who make meme’s, were busy cooking up images, that are now spreading like wildfire on social media. Savvy social media users and veteran meme makers were quick to recognize the meme potential of the Trump mugshot.
Political commentator and YouTuber, Carl Benjamin noted,
“The memes are already incredible. This is a great mugshot.”-Carl Benjamin, Political Commentator and YouTuber
A virtual host of “Memesters” have posted Trumps image related to / or referencing a multitude of situations-
Others have used it on Social Media to perform an impression of the 45th president, posting-
“Well, they took my mugshot, it’s a big, beautiful mugshot, look at it, I call it the ‘Mona Lisa of mugshots,’ it’s incredible,”….“Many people say they have a good side and a bad side, I only have one side. It’s called my great side. They got my great side with this mugshot. It’s a beautiful picture of a very handsome guy with wonderful hair,”-Impressionistic Memester
Examples of conservative/political ally posts have been -
Others noted how releasing the mugshot has backfired on the left, with Trump essentially trolling leftists back, historically returning to X, formerly known as Twitter, with an image of his mugshot — urging people to “NEVER SURRENDER”. That Trump made his 1st post on X since being banned after J6, all about his iconic mugshot is incredible.
Still another X user wrote, “My favourite of the #Mugshot memes so far,” shares an altered version of Trump’s mugshot, so that it appears in a similar format as former President Barack Obama’s stylized red, white, and blue stencil portrait. The same blogger added-
“Donald Trump has to win in 2024 — he has no choice,”…“The alternative is the continued expansion of the deep state totalitarian dystopian hellscape, with crooked dribbling demented Biden as the puppet figurehead of the charade.”-banthebbc 𝕏
Trumps mugshot has been the central media focus, since its release. This backfire on the left is stunning to watch, as more and more memes are posted. That Trump himself has posted on X (formerly Twitter) and is participating in the use of his own mugshot, has not left the progressive left with much room to shame him. To the contrary – Trump is staying center stage, even raising millions in his use of it.
The events of this election cycle, largely inspired by the actions of the left, have only served to polarize the American population who are standing behind Trump. This is mainly because its citizenry is tired of Americas’ current state of government, which promotes anything and everything but its established freedoms. Beyond the mugshot – America’s freedoms are at stake.
"Freedom is what we do with what is done to us."-Jean-Paul Sartre