Trump Protesters Clash w/ College Football Championship Fans

‘Not only is Trump not welcome in Atlanta, he shouldn’t be welcome on this planet…’

Trump Protesters Clash w/ College Football Championship Fans

Donald Trump in Atlanta/IMAGE: YouTube

(Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Before the national championship game started Monday, there was another rivalry going on in downtown Atlanta. Avid President Donald Trump protesters took on his devout supporters.

“No KKK, no fascist USA, no Trump,” the protesters shouted repeatedly.

“Make America Great Again,” fans clad in red and black would yell back as they passed.

“Go Dawgs!” hopeful peacemakers interjected.

Variations of the same sentiments, sometimes much more aggressive, cut through the frigid air outside the CNN Center for about an hour. Police officers stood nearby and surveyed the action on the crowded sidewalk, though cause for significant intervention never materialized.

The nearly 100 people had gathered at the behest of Refuse Fascism ATL, which organized the event, to oppose Trump’s visit. Leaders unfurled an anti-Trump/Pence banner and led chants through megaphones, while others displayed homemade signs.

Locals used Trump’s visit as an opportunity to bring up his year-old comment that the congressional district that spans the city is in “horrible shape and falling apart,” which he made in response to the decision by U.S. Rep. John Lewis to boycott Trump’s inauguration. Protesters were eager to use Trump’s past words against him.

Jeanna Trugman held a sign that said in part: “Welcome to the 5th district, John Lewis already made it great!”

Trugman had taken MARTA from Alpharetta after she saw details about the protest on Facebook.

“He’s wasting taxpayer dollars,” the 58-year-old said while donning the kind of pink hat worn by those who attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. last year.

“I’m just against him. I don’t think he’s mentally fit. I don’t believe he has a brain capable of empathy.”

Jack Turner, who helped initiate Refuse Fascism ATL, was happy with the turnout. Especially because people braved the weather “instead of sitting at home and watching the game,” he said.

“Trump is joking about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jung Un and what are the Democrats doing?” Turner asked rhetorically. “We’re standing out here with the people of the world to say not only is Trump not welcome in Atlanta, he shouldn’t be welcome on this planet because this is a fascist regime and it’s got to be driven from power.”

Impersonator Priscilla Smith a.k.a. Donna J. Trump took a lighter approach. She stood with an unmistakable pronounced frown, a mop of wild hair and fingers outstretched in an OK sign, asking those who passed if they’d like to take a selfie.

“Millions of people came here to see me so of course I had to come and greet them,” Smith said beneath an umbrella. “I mean look around and see for yourself, the 5th district. What an amazing place, I mean how could we possibly have a national championship in such a terrible place as this. Look at all the crime that we’re seeing right here right now.”

Smith, who also joined protesters demonstrating against Trump in April when he was in the city to deliver a speech at the National Rifle Association convention, waved her arm at the Trump protesters and enthusiastic football fans before her.

Speculation that halftime performer and outspoken Trump critic Kendrick Lamar would demonstrate against the president during his show turned out to be unfounded.

Similarly, a protest suggested by the NAACP that encouraged protesters to wave white towels to mock the title of “snowflake” often bestowed on Trump’s critics did not gain enough traction to draw attention.

At times during the Refuse Fascism ATL protest, organizers directed everyone to take a knee, a nod to athletes who refuse to stand during the national anthem — a stance Trump sharpened his criticism of at an event earlier in the day.

When Trump took the field for the national anthem ahead of the college football title game Monday, he was greeted with a booming chorus of cheers mixed with some boos.

He left the game shortly before halftime.

Republished with permission from Atlanta Journal-Constitution via iCopyright license.

  • Ben

    Headline. Fascist Fools Fail with Trump demonstration.

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    IF Reuse Fascism actually wants to protest against real fascists they should be protesting antifa.

    • Tim

      and themselves

    • chocopot

      Yes, but they are too stupid to understand that.

  • ted towny

    Trump wins again!

  • Harvey Mitterdorf

    It is not possible to be more deluded than today’s liberals.

    • Beeker D.

      Well, wait another week and WATCH&WAIT. Tomorrows liberal/progressives are going to be much, much worse!

  • richjack4

    Those with too much time on their hands that don’t have the intellectual or inner faculties to benefit from the prosperous economic environment the president has created for them!

  • richjack4

    Wonder what they get paid now a days for protesting. If required to hold a poster with John Lewis’s name on it you should get paid double time!

  • Bill Harrison

    Oh boy. A hundred people protest while million like the job Trump is doing. More fix than most on left.

    • slk5

      MAGA, love president trump!!!

  • Dixon Ermouth

    The libtards are all mad because they bet their marijuana budget on Georgia.

  • Hope

    God bless Our President Donald Trump! He has taken more abuse than any president in my lifetime yet, despite all of that, he has accomplished more in his first year than any I can remember. MAGA!

  • disqus_sJpTxVtx0a

    Holy Crap! Nearly 100 Trump protesters… The sky is falling! The world needs to know… We’re doomed!

    • Joseph Abraham

      Do you think all of us Trump supporters should immediately run outside and start screaming into the air with all our might? I’m sorry my sense of humor got the best of me.

  • Fred_K

    These idiots have the Facists, and KKK on the same side as Trump, when in fact they are on the opposite side from Trump. Trump is a Capitalist. The Facists, and Antifa, are really on the same side, but the Antifas do not know the difference. The KKK is a Democrat group that is essentially the same as Antifa, but excludes some because of racial prejudices. All of the protesters have been indoctrinated by the socialists, and need re-education.

  • Medic RN

    MAGA.

  • pappy450

    ARREST SOROS, confiscate all of his bank accounts, and when the money dries up. the poor little “snowflakes” will run out of funds to be bused around and scream at the moon,THEN they will go back to their parents basement “safe spaces” and HIDE like the cowardly DEMOCOMMIE PUPPETS they are, with their coloring books,colors, and cocoa.

    • Nancy

      Don’t forget their pacifiers!

  • John Henkel

    2018 MORE MAGA !! Johnman

  • Yosemite Sam

    The time is now to begin the round up these [George Soros] antifa anarchists who continue to violate the rights of others to assemble peacefully.

    TRUMP on his way to 2020 re-election. MAGA

  • vangup

    Cher, Pelosi,Clinton,Lerner, Whoopie, : Hopefully this bunch leaves the USA or winds up in jail.

  • Go president Trump.

  • Gary VonPratt

    these libs & dims ARE FORCE-UNITING ALL OF WE PRO-AMERICAN PATROIT GROUPS, this is including extremists radicals to pacifists ON *EVERY *LEVEL, WE WILL UNITE UNDER THIS ONE PATRIOT SURVIVAL SELF-PRESERVATION OF the USA, the Constitution, the 2nd Amendment, the Right to Protect our property, etc… COMMON GROUND !!!
    FYI: in New Orleans The National Guard took GUNS from the people in HIGH & DRY up scale mansion row neighborhoods LEAVING THEM WITH NO PROTECTION FROM LOOTERS rapists etc.

  • julie kemp

    Let them demo all they want.Trump is right on with his immigration policies and any one who can’t see that is nuts!!. He is doing things the right way and showing the country how CORRUPTION is king in Washington.

  • Beeker D.

    Guess these liberal/progressives `CAN’T` find a mirror because if the could they would `FIND` their KKK and FASCISTS reflections right in front of them!

  • crh

    What’s laughable about the protesters, they can’t even define Fascism. LOL

  • Randy Nielson

    Could someone explain to these Liberals what Fascistis
    really are…. apparently they just don’t understand the meaning.

  • jgfsmf

    I’m so glad President Trump was there. It was so nice being able to watch and listen to the National Anthem before a football game this season once again.

  • 6’snake in the garden

    Thats the TOLERANT far alt radical left extremist ANTI AMERICANS for you.

  • florida3guy

    Kendrick Lamar should be banned from earth. He music sucks!

    • JB

      That was music???

  • Bearcat

    If the President was as BAD as the left say he is then we would not have a President who has accomplished in one year what he has

  • CBUJAN

    List of accomplishments by President Trump his first year in office.

    Jobs and the economy
    • Passage of the tax reform bill providing $5.5 billion in cuts and repealing the Obamacare mandate.
    • Increase of the GDP above 3 percent.
    • Creation of 1.7 million new jobs, cutting unemployment to 4.1 percent.
    • Saw the Dow Jones reach record highs.
    • A rebound in economic confidence to a 17-year high.
    • A new executive order to boost apprenticeships.
    • A move to boost computer sciences in Education Department programs.
    • Prioritizing women-owned businesses for some $500 million in SBA loans.
    Killing job-stifling regulations
    • Signed an Executive Order demanding that two regulations be killed for every new one creates. He beat that big and cut 16 rules and regulations for every one created, saving $8.1 billion.
    • Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.
    • Withdrew from the Obama-era Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of environmental regulations.
    • Signed an Executive Order cutting the time for infrastructure permit approvals.
    • Eliminated an Obama rule on streams that Trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry.
    Fair trade
    • Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    • Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.
    • Worked to bring companies back to the U.S., and companies like Toyota, Mazda, Broadcom Limited, and Foxconn announced plans to open U.S. plants.
    • Worked to promote the sale of U.S products abroad.
    • Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws, especially those that involve national security, a priority.
    • Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.
    Boosting U.S. energy dominance
    • The Department of Interior, which has led the way in cutting regulations, opened plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling.
    • Trump traveled the world to promote the sale and use of U.S. energy.
    • Expanded energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline snubbed by Obama.
    • Ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
    • EPA is reconsidering Obama rules on methane emissions.
    Protecting the U.S. homeland
    • Laid out new principles for reforming immigration and announced plan to end “chain migration,” which lets one legal immigrant to bring in dozens of family members.
    • Made progress to build the border wall with Mexico.
    • Ended the Obama-era “catch and release” of illegal immigrants.
    • Boosted the arrests of illegals inside the U.S.
    • Doubled the number of counties participating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement charged with deporting illegals.
    • Removed 36 percent more criminal gang members than in fiscal 2016.
    • Started the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.
    • Ditto for other amnesty programs like Deferred Action for Parents of Americans.
    • Cracking down on some 300 sanctuary cities that defy ICE but still get federal dollars.
    • Added some 100 new immigration judges.
    Protecting communities
    • Justice announced grants of $98 million to fund 802 new cops.
    • Justice worked with Central American nations to arrest and charge 4,000 MS-13 members.
    • Homeland rounded up nearly 800 MS-13 members, an 83 percent one-year increase.
    • Signed three executive orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations.
    • Attorney General Jeff Sessions created new National Public Safety Partnership, a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crimes.
    Accountability
    • Trump has nominated 73 federal judges and won his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
    • Ordered ethical standards including a lobbying ban.
    • Called for a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch.
    • Ordered an overhaul to modernize the digital government.
    • Called for a full audit of the Pentagon and its spending.
    Combatting opioids
    • First, the president declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency on opioids.
    • His Council of Economic Advisors played a role in determining that overdoses are underreported by as much as 24 percent.
    • The Department of Health and Human Services laid out a new five-point strategy to fight the crisis.
    • Justice announced it was scheduling fentanyl substances as a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act.
    • Justice started a fraud crackdown, arresting more than 400.
    • The administration added $500 million to fight the crisis.
    • On National Drug Take Back Day, the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 456 tons.
    Protecting life
    • In his first week, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that blocks some $9 billion in foreign aid being used for abortions.
    • Worked with Congress on a bill overturning an Obama regulation that blocked states from defunding abortion providers.
    • Published guidance to block Obamacare money from supporting abortion.
    Helping veterans
    • Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
    • Signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.
    • Signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, to provide support.
    • Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
    • Created a VA hotline.
    • Had the VA launch an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
    • With VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, announced three initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using telehealth technology.
    Promoting peace through strength
    • Directed the rebuilding of the military and ordered a new national strategy and nuclear posture review.
    • Worked to increase defense spending.
    • Empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative and win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.
    • Directed the revival of the National Space Council to develop space war strategies.
    • Elevated U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
    • Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which Trump saw as a threat to borders.
    • Imposed a travel ban on nations that lack border and anti-terrorism security.
    • Saw ISIS lose virtually all of its territory.
    • Pushed for strong action against global outlaw North Korea and its development of nuclear weapons.
    • Announced a new Afghanistan strategy that strengthens support for U.S. forces at war with terrorism.
    • NATO increased support for the war in Afghanistan.
    • Approved a new Iran strategy plan focused on neutralizing the country’s influence in the region.
    • Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase used in a chemical weapons attack.
    • Prevented subsequent chemical attacks by announcing a plan to detect them better and warned of future strikes if they were used.
    • Ordered new sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela.
    Restoring confidence in and respect for America
    • Trump won the release of Americans held abroad, often using his personal relationships with world leaders.
    • Made good on a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
    • Conducted a historic 12-day trip through Asia, winning new cooperative deals. On the trip, he attended three regional summits to promote American interests.
    • He traveled to the Middle East and Europe to build new relationships with leaders.
    • Traveled to Poland and on to German for the G-20 meeting where he pushed again for funding of women entrepreneurs.

  • Jacob Welty

    The liberals of today have fallen for the lies of the left. Fascism is totally owned by the left, not by the right. The father of fascism, Giovanni Gentile, was a firm socialist, and described fascism as socialism’s most workable form. In the fascist system, the people and their resources and production were owned by the state, and thus the state had the right to mandate how business was managed and also had the final say in the people’s private lives. Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler put these ideas into practice, but one should keep in mind that they are the same ideas of the American left. The only difference is that in America there were no death camps, except for abortion clinics. The very word nazi is basically a contraction for national socialism. Thus socialism, fascism, and even communism, are all positioned far on the ideological left, and the Trump administration is nowhere near it.

  • ADRoberts

    Interesting. This article was written by an opponent of Trumps. Not a single quote from any Trump supporters. Lots of standard lies and smears from those who had NO basis for any claims.
    Oh, I see this is nothing but a reprint from the local liberal rag.
    DON’T DO THIS AGAIN.
    We don’t need or want to read such TRASH.

  • John

    Lol and these unhinged loonies say that POTUS is unfit. These paid misfits ,organized by SOROS or his ilk ,demonstrate the AstroTurf “groundswell ” of protests against the Prez. These squeaky wheels will go back to their day jobs of selling their blood ,collecting cans or pan handling , once the money they got for this job runs out and they need more drugs /alcohol or paid their Mom some rent.

  • ecbound

    I see they didn’t even mention Antifa. Chanting “No KKK, no fascist USA, No Trump!”? That’s Antifa, and they were almost certainly bussed in. Liberals I know here have never even heard of Antifa because you rarely see them in the MSM.

  • Meteorlady

    They do realize that the KKK and all the rest were Democrats right? Where are all the delusional people coming from? Who pays them the show up and who pays for the signs they carry? Are they working and do the live in Atlanta.

    Why is a news source promoting hatred and violence when their only function is to report the NEWS as it happens without opinions.

    Maybe Obama and Clinton/Soros are paying for these are part of their new organization…. one which is dangerous to this country and I consider traitorous.

  • skier69

    Their just creating more and more Insanity in the world with the never ending negativity