Jen Psaki Claims Trump Mugshot Won’t Impress Moderate Voters

As America inches towards the 2024 election, the former 45th President Donald Trump remains widely regarded as the Republican frontrunner for the party’s presidential nomination. In most polls aggregated in an average by real clear politics, the American business mogul from New York City enjoys a massive lead over his opponents, with most polls demonstrating a 30+ point edge for the entrepreneurial giant. Despite the sizeable lead, critics allege that Trump remains vulnerable, as four criminal indictments have been levied against him for actions taken before, during, and after his time as president. Last week, the former president took a “mug shot” after turning himself in to law enforcement officials in the state of Georgia following his most recent indictment by the Fulton county prosecutor. Following the snapshot, the bombastic candidate and Republican political lion posted the photo on truth social, his social media platform, attempting to circulate it in the hopes of firing up voters.

Jen Psaki, the former Whitehouse press secretary who is now a host and contributor for the left wing media outlet MSNBC wrote an opinion piece claiming that the photo would prove to be a negative for the presidential candidate, titling her article “Trump’s mug shot will backfire in 2024”. Psaki asserted that a crucial bloc of voters identifying as moderates and independents would be turned off by the photo, and that the indictments will sour on-the-fence voters, making him a non-palatable candidate to anyone besides his base.

For his part, the Trump campaign has reported that it has raised more than $9 million since his mug shot, and that through the month of August, the campaign raised more than $20 million. While Democrats, anti-Trump establishment Republicans, their media allies across virtually every major news organization and progressive members of America’s corporate elitists certainly hope that the mugshot will backfire, things remain uncertain. President Joe Biden remains unpopular, and Trump’s poll numbers continue to rise.