Trump Visits Atlanta: Expect Downtown Traffic Snarls, Protest Planned

Nov 7, 2019

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be in Atlanta Friday and those who live, work and play in the city can expect extra traffic snarls from Marietta to Buckhead. Trump is expected to land at Dobbins Air Reserve Base sometime late in the morning and head via motorcade toward Buckhead.

Friday's appearance at a private fundraiser marks the second time the president has visited Atlanta this year. In April, Trump and the first lady spoke about the opioid crisis at a four-day drug summit.

Trump on Friday is also rewarding Sen. David Perdue for his loyalty by making Perdue the first beneficiary of a new Trump-backed fundraising group. An event is scheduled at a nondisclosed location in Buckhead at 10 a.m.

He also plans to launch a coalition the White House is calling "Black Voices for Trump" at an event about 3 p.m.

Not everyone is happy about the visit.

A protest is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. in Centennial Olympic Park. The Facebook event shows the protest will be hosted by the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice and two other groups. They are encouraging protesters to meet ahead of Trump's arrival.

The Atlanta Police Department said two motorcades will move through the city impacting I-285, Ga. 400, I-75 and the downtown connector.

Trump's travel could also affect afternoon rush hour traffic from 4 p.m. until later in the evening as he departs the downtown area and heads back toward Marietta.