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Trump Tortured In Jail?

In a fundraising email sent on Monday, former President Trump’s campaign criticized his treatment at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia, claiming he was “tortured” while having his historic mug shot taken.

The email aimed to raise funds by promoting coffee mugs that feature Trump’s mug shot. It stated, “I want you to remember what they did to me. They tortured me in the Fulton County Jail, and TOOK MY MUGSHOT. So guess what? I put it on a mug for the WHOLE WORLD TO SEE!”

Trump surrendered last August to the Fulton County Jail, complying with his criminal indictment in Georgia, where he faces 13 counts related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election. He arrived at the jail in a presidential-style motorcade, where he was booked, fingerprinted, and photographed for a mug shot. The entire process lasted about 20 minutes, making Trump the first U.S. president, past or present, to have a mug shot taken.

This same fundraising email promoting the coffee mugs was also sent by Trump’s campaign in May and included similar language about being tortured.

Correction: A May fundraising email by former President Trump’s campaign mentioned him being “tortured” in the Fulton County Jail. Due to an editing error, a previous version of this story included incorrect information.

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