Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Mistaken For Trump Prosecutor Fani Willis and Verbally Attacked

Bottoms was on the ground for the live coverage of Donald Trump’s booking.

Keisha Lance Bottoms, the former mayor of Atlanta, said that she was mistaken for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday (August 24) by a crowd of Trump supporters and was the target of verbal abuse as the former president turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail, reports.

Kaitlan Collins, a CNN host  who was covering Trump’s booking for the network said, “We saw these supporters out here earlier who, when they saw security lining up, were chanting ‘lock her up’ and saying Fani Willis’ name.”

Bottoms then explained how she was treated while on the scene and that the crowd believed she was Willis who charged Trump and 18 other co-defendants with numerous crimes on Thursday (August 24).

“When I pulled up, they thought that I was Fani and they started chanting that at me as well, and just walking through the crowd there was a lot of hatred out here,” Bottoms explained.

“They thought you were Fani Willis?” Collins asked.

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“They thought that I was Fani Willis,” Bottoms responded. “Imagine that. A lot of hatred and really bad energy out here, but you know, this is— when you sign up for public service, you don’t get to pick and choose your good days and your bad days.”

Bottoms explained that the encounter was par for the course and comes with the job.

“There are tough days that come with these jobs,” Bottoms shared. “I don’t think that anybody wants to be subjected to threats. But, that being said, it’s part of the job.”

“And if we give in to that, then who are we as a country?” she continued. “That people don’t serve because they fear for their lives? I mean, that’s a threat to our democracy in and of itself.”

On Thursday, Trump was arrested and booked at Fulton County Jail after being indicted by Willis earlier this month on 13 charges which include violation of the Georgia RICO Act, over his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

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