FACT CHECK: Is Photo Of Trump Sticking Out His Tongue His Mugshot?

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A photo shared on Instagram allegedly shows a mugshot of former President Donald Trump.

Verdict: False

The image does not show Trump’s mugshot. The official mugshot, released later on Aug. 24, does not show him with his tongue out.

Fact Check:

Trump surrendered to the Fulton County Jail for his alleged interference in the Georgia election sometime between 6:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time on Aug. 24, Newsweek reported. Georgia prosecutors have requested a state judge to schedule Trump’s trial for racketeering charges on Oct. 23, according to Politico.

An Instagram post purports to show Trump’s mugshot. The photo appears to show a photo of Trump sticking his tongue out in front of an emblem for Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.


This is not a genuine mugshot. Trump is set to have his mugshot taken today, Aug. 24, making him the first former U.S. president to have his mugshot taken, according to Reuters. The Instagram post was published on Aug. 23, making it impossible to have actually shown his mugshot.

Check Your Fact found no credible news reports showing the mugshot at the time of writing, however. Likewise, there are no records for Trump on the Fulton County jail website at the time of writing. (RELATED: Viral Mugshot Of Donald Trump Is Ai-Generated)

Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat stated that Trump is going to be treated like any other inmate with his fingerprints and mugshot taken, according to Atlanta news outlet WSB-TV.

Check Your Fact has reached out to Trump’s office and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received from either source.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter