2. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Rose, President NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
"Well, I think he came to Atlanta to draw some attention. Atlanta is a pre-eminent city for civil rights, it has been…does so.
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Rose, President NAACP
This is the birthplace of Dr. King, this is the birthplace of lunch counter movement. This is why he's here. It's just a no three ring circus to bring attention to him."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sagloy Cotliar, Protester:
"President Trump is here. I'm disgusted with his behavior, with his selling out to Russia on everything, trying to get involved in our election again, Ukraine. He's a coward for not trying to win in the normal legal way, and I hate almost everything he's done."
"We're here to protest the deficit policies that Donald Trump has taken against African-Americans. The broken promises and just the vitriol that has exploded under his administration. So, we're sending a message, the birthplace of civil rights, that those policies aren't welcome here. And he really want to have a real engaging conversation with African-Americans, reach out to the NAACP. We have an agenda that we would be willing to present to you in public if you really want to engage with black people."
President Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta was marked by anti-trump protests.
Hundreds of protesters gathered blocks away from World Congress Center where Trump was going to speak and chanted slogans like," Lock him up,' and 'Dump Trump.'
President Donald Trump is trying to pit the black community against immigrants, saying Democrats care more for people who have come to the U.S. illegally than African Americans.
Trump says public benefits should be protected for American citizens and says today's Democratic Party has no idea how to help black Americans.
Trump is trying to generate black support during a campaign event in Atlanta to launch a black voters coalition.
But the protesters were critical of his move to reach out to black voters in Georgia.
"I think he came to Atlanta to draw some attention," said Richard Rose, President of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
"This is the birthplace of Dr. King, this is the birthplace of lunch counter movement. This is why he's here. It's just a no three ring circus to bring attention to him.," Rose adds.
Trump and his campaign will be launching a new "Black Voices for Trump" outreach initiative in Atlanta on Friday dedicated to "recruiting and activating Black Americans in support of President Trump," according to the campaign.
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