Atlanta Mayor Smears Trump Supporters

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( – In an interview with CNN, former Democratic Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms claimed that she had seen “hatred” in the crowd of supporters of former President Donald Trump who were outside the Fulton County Jail in Georgia ahead of Trump’s surrender on Thursday.

Bottoms revealed that when she had arrived at the scene many in the crowd had mistaken her for Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney who has led the investigation into Trump’s attempts to overturn the state election in 2020 and whose probe led to the indictment of 19 defendants, including Trump last week. As she revealed after seeing her, many in the crowd had started to chant “Lock her up.”

The former Atlanta mayor revealed to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that there had been “a lot of hatred” as she made her way through the crowd.

On Thursday Trump had turned himself in to the Fulton County jail. During his booking, he became the first U.S. president, either current or former, to have had his mug shot taken. While Trump has been indicted and booked three times this year, this is the first case in which Trump was required to take a mugshot.

Bottoms during the interview pointed out not only the “hatred” in the crowd but that when you are a public servant there is no picking the good and the bad days, and that “tough days” often are a part of these jobs. She added that she does not believe anyone wants to be threatened but that sometimes this is a part of the job.

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