Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta GA: did not hold herself to with any accountability towards the series of incidents that have wrecked her city—at the same time, blaming everything as well as the murder of an 8-year-old girl (Secoriea Turner) by domestic terrorists, on President Donald Trump’s leadership.
Brook Baldwin, a CNN reporter, questioned Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms regarding the 8-year-old, who was shot on July 4 when the vehicle she was riding in cross passed through an illegal barricade manned by domestic terrorists.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms failed to directly answer the murder of an 8-year-old child in her city.
“Ironically, I found a note on my desk. I don’t even know the context in which I wrote this out, but I said, ‘I don’t know the answers because I often don’t even know the questions to ask,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answered.
“I was listening to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. She summed it up,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms added. “We talk about systemic racism and the trauma and anxiety and all these things that are happening in our communities. And it is this convergence.”
Proceeding to point the finger at President Trump.
“And I hate to use the word a perfect storm, but it’s where we are in this country right now,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms stated. “And you think about the leadership or the lack thereof that we have come from the land’s highest office. I think that you see so many emotions play out. And so, too often, it’s playing out in violence in our streets.”
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced a state of emergency on Monday afternoon and called out the Georgia National Guard to protect government buildings and monuments after the bloody July 4 weekend in Atlanta. More than 31 people were shot, and 5 died.
Early Sunday morning, domestic terrorists tarnished and burned the Georgia State Police’s headquarters in Atlanta. On Monday, the interview wasn’t the first time that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has resorted to blaming the President for the mayhem.
In May, Bottoms called the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, a “lynching” and blamed President Trump of instigating racists to act, The Guardian reported.
“With the rhetoric, we hearing coming out of the White House in so many ways, I think that many who are prone to being racist are given permission to do it in an overt way we otherwise would not see in 2020,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms stated.
Keisha Lance Bottoms accused the U.S. Department of Justice under the Trump administration of dropping the ball, as outlined by The Guardian.
“We don’t have that leadership at the top right now. It’s disheartening,” Keisha Lance Bottoms stated.
On Sunday, the mayor declared that it was the time for the people around the Wendy’s to go home after weeks of chaos around the memorial to Rayshard Brooks, who was shot on June 12 when he stole an officer’s Taser and fired it at another cop.