Former Atlanta mayor describes scene outside jail before Trump surrender: ‘Something I’ve never seen before’
Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms described the scene outside the Fulton County Jail in Georgia before former President Trump’s surrender as something she had “never seen before.”
“There was a lot of anger, a lot of hate in the air,” Bottoms said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki.” “When I stopped, many of those outside the prison thought I was the one [Fulton County] District Attorney Fannie Willis. They started chatting angrily – shouting: ‘Lock her up, lock her up’… Thus, it was something I had never seen outside of prison.”
“It was really surreal,” said Bottoms, who was working inside the Fulton County Jail. “…and obviously seeing that circus vibe was something we don’t usually see outside of the Fulton County Jail.”
This echoed comments Bottoms made to CNN outside the prison last week, in which she said she saw “a lot of hate” in crowds.
Willis gave all of the defendants until noon last Friday to surrender at the Fulton County Jail.
Trump announced earlier in the week will give up On Thursday, he drew dozens of supporters with banners and flags outside the Fulton County Jail hours before his arrival. Some told the Associated Press They were there to lend their support to the former president.
Trump was charged along with 18 other defendants extortion case Earlier this month, it accused the former president of leading a scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state.
On Thursday, Trump was booked into the Fulton County Jail, where he is He became the first president In history, past or present, it is known that his image was taken.
As of Friday, prison records showed it all 19 accused surrendered to the authorities in Georgia.