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President Joe Biden has given his reaction to the mugshot taken by his rival, former President Donald Trump, as a crowd gave their response to him.
The president and his family were on another vacation, this time in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, when he was approached by reporters who sought his response to the mugshot.
“Have you seen Donald Trump’s mugshot yet? a reporter asked the president.
“I did see it on television,” the president said with a grin as onlookers booed him. “Handsome guy. Wonderful guy.”
Others could be heard shouting at the president, “We don’t want you here!”
But saying ridiculous things is par for the course for President Biden.
The president and first lady Jill Biden arrived in Hawaii on Monday to survey the damage of the disastrous wildfires that claimed the lives of hundreds of people and counting as many more remain missing, Fox News reported.
But before he made his speech, he chatted with search and rescue teams, including a rescue dog, and while he petted the dog, he made a heartless quip about the boots that the dog was wearing.
“You guys catch the boots out here?” he appeared to ask a reporter. Then he smiled and said, “That’s some hot ground, man.”
As for Trump, he did not allow his arrest in Georgia to stop him from making a triumphant return to Twitter.
Long after the CEO, Elon Musk, lifted the ban on him that was imposed by the former owners, the former president came back defiantly.
The tweet contained a link to his own website with a photo of his mugshot from Fulton County that had the words “Election interference and “Never Surrender” on it.
Trump took time out to speak to the media late Thursday after his fourth arrest in a few months, this time in Fulton County, Ga., on racketeering charges related to efforts to contest the 2020 election results.
After he was released on a $200,000 bond, he said, “It’s a very sad day for America. This should never happen. If you challenge an election, you should be able to challenge an election.”
“I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election, and I should have every right to do that. As you know, you have many people that you’ve been watching over the years doing the same thing, whether it’s Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams or many others,” Trump continued.
“When you have that great freedom to challenge, you have to be able to. Otherwise, you can have very dishonest elections. What has taken place here is a travesty of justice. We did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong, and everybody knows it,” he added.
“I’ve never had such support, and that goes with the other ones too. What they’re doing is election interference. They’re trying to interfere with an election. There’s never been anything like it in our country before. This is their way of campaigning, and this is one instance, but you have three other instances. It’s election interference,” he said.
“So I want to thank you for being here. We did nothing wrong at all, and we have every right, every single right to challenge an election that we think is dishonest, that we think is very dishonest. So thank you all very much, and I’ll see you very soon,” Trump concluded.
Trump sent out a dire statement to supporters amid his historic booking at Georgia’s “notoriously violent” Fulton County Jail, where his historic mugshot was taken.
“This is my last text to you before my arrest, Patriot. I hope you’ll read my personal note,” read a text from the Trump 2024 campaign on Thursday evening.
“Today, I will be going to the notoriously violent jail in Fulton County, Georgia where I will be ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME. Isn’t it interesting that I went my entire life without ever getting arrested. But suddenly out of nowhere, once I decided to run for president as a political outsider and fight for the forgotten citizens of our country, I get ARRESTED FOUR TIMES within the span of just 5 months?” the text message began.