Trump is accused of orchestrating a sweeping criminal enterprise and committing 13 felonies, including violation of the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, as he tried and failed to overturn his defeat in Georgia’s 2020 election.
About 90 minutes after he voluntarily surrendered himself to Fulton County officials, Trump returned to X — the social media site formerly known as Twitter — for the first time in over two years and shared a picture of his mugshot with the words “ELECTION INTERFERENCE. NEVER SURRENDER. DONALDJTRUMP.COM.”
In a post-arrest interview he conducted by phone from his plane with Greg Kelly on Newsmax, Trump said his experience at the Fulton County Jail was “terrible” but that the people there “treated me very nicely.”
“I went through an experience today that I never thought I’d have to go through,” he said. “My whole life I never knew an indictment, now I’ve been there four times.”
He also reiterated that he believed the charges against him were a form of “election interference.”
“They cheated like nobody can believe on the last one and they want to do it again,” Trump said. “This is going to be a difficult cheating. This is a cheating that’s going to be election interference.”
Over the years, Trump and his supporters have made many allegations of voting fraud in Georgia. Investigators determined there was no evidence to support them.