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One image, one face, one American moment: The Donald Trump mug shot

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Political reporter Jonathan Cooper took the small moment of former President Trump’s mug shot and put it in the context of American history, pondering how single images can and have shaped America’s view of itself. Cooper spent the day ahead of the evening Trump was booked interviewing sources about the context of mug shots, what it means for one of 45 men who have been president to sit for one — and what it might mean politically for Trump and his political opponents. Cooper’s story was the top performer for the week on AP News, with a whopping 743,000 views on the site.

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