Donald Trump

DONALD TRUMP HAS made history once again, becoming the first former president of the United States of America to submit to a mugshot after his arrest in Atlanta, Georgia. The former president will face criminal charges in relation to endeavouring to overturn his 2020 election defeat to Joe Biden.

Trump made comments to the media after surrendering to the now-viral mugshot, insisting on his innocence.

“I believe it is a very sad day for America which should never happen … we should be able to challenge an election,” he said. 

“We did nothing wrong at all and we have every right, every single right to challenge an election that we think is dishonest and we think it is very dishonest.”

Celebrity mugshots carry immense meme potential, Trump’s doubly so. Maybe it’s due to the peculiarity of a former president getting booked like a common criminal, or maybe it’s simply because Trump is already so innately memeable. Either way, the internet hasn’t taken long to memeify—and in some cases yassify—Trump. These are the Donald Trump mugshot memes that made us laugh out loud.

The best Donald Trump mugshot memes

Donald trump mugshot memes come in many shapes and forms. While he’s not exactly known for his good looks, social media users, and the powers of yassification, have turned Trump’s headshot into a look that wouldn’t look out of place on a catwalk.

Others have been more critical of Trump’s modelling talent, noting that the former president’s signature pose needs some work.

As is the case with most viral trends, what makes many Trump memes so funny is that they’re so relatable. Come on, we’ve all been there.

There’s something to be said about the unnerving effect of Trump’s mugshot. Is he trying to look imposing? Or attempting to melt the camera with his eyes? Regardless of his intentions, Trump’s scowl comes off as creepy, and memes have responded accordingly.

Despite having a considerably less controversial weekend than his likely opponent in the 2024 election, incumbent president Joe Biden has not escaped Trump’s mugshot saga unscathed.

10 of the most iconic celebrity mugshots

As Trump’s mugshot goes down in the history books as one of the most iconic (that stare is enough to give the toughest prison guards nightmares) here are nine other celebrity mugshots that will forever be ingrained in our minds.

Donald Trump


Donald Trump, 2023  

Donald Trump, 77, made history overnight becoming the first former president of the United States of America to submit to a mugshot in light of the criminal charges he faces in relation to trying to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia.

Justin Bieber


Justin Bieber, 2014  

The iconic pop singer was arrested in Miami, Florida in 2014 for allegedly drag-racing a yellow Lamborghini whilst under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A teen at the time, Bieber also resisted arrest.


David Bowie


David Bowie, 1976 

The legendary English rock star was arrested in ’76 for the possession of marijuana. He spent one night in a New York City prison.


Paris Hilton


Paris Hilton 

Who can forget this iconic mugshot! Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010 on suspicion of cocaine possession at a Las Vegas Hotel.

Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr., 1999

Before he was Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. was in serious trouble with the law. The Hollywood actor was arrested—and later sentenced to prison—for extensive drug charges throughout the 1990s.

Keanu Reeves
Richard Mille


Keanu Reeves, 1993

Hollywood nice guy Keanu Reeves was arrested for driving under the influence and reckless driving in Los Angeles in 1993.

Lindsay Lohan


Lindsay Lohan, 2010

Another classic mugshot of a former pop queen, Lindsay Lohan has been arrested many times over the years due to violations of her probation’s.

Elvis Presley


Elvis Presley, 1970

Elvis was many things but a criminal he was not. This realistic mugshot is a fake, taken by the Denver Colorado Police for Elvis’s honorary “Police badge” in recognition of his charitable work.

Frank Sinatra


Frank Sinatra, 1938 

Old blue eyes was arrested in New Jersey in 1938 for “seducing a woman” and was later charged with adultery after it was determined the woman in question was married.

Bill Gates


Bill Gates, 1977

Before he was a billionaire, Bill Gates was a teen hoon who was arrested for driving without a license and running a stop sign.