Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Accuses Trump of Breaking The Law, White House Sets Her Straight

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms continued her quest to get Joe Biden’s attention as she scrambles to stay in the race to be his VP pick.

The best way to do so, of course, is to trash Trump and start a feud if possible. Making it public is an even better strategy.

Bottoms did that and then some when she told CNN that Trump broke the law and she could have given him a citation (we think she was joking about the citation part but you never know). The White House quickly set her straight on the matter.

“So by not having on a mask, President Trump did violate law in the city of Atlanta, but I am somehow not surprised that he disregarded our rules and regulations in the city,” she said.

“But it was encouraging to see that others did have some regard for what we’re doing and tried to accomplish in Atlanta and that’s to slow the spread of Covid-19.”

From CNN:

The White House said Wednesday evening that President Donald Trump followed guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during his trip to Atlanta after the city’s mayor accused him of breaking the law by not wearing a mask at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Trump was spotted not wearing a mask during his visit to Atlanta on Wednesday, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” that Trump broke the law. Hartsfield-Jackson airport is owned and operated by the city of Atlanta and thus included in her executive order requiring masks, Bottoms said.

When asked for a response, the White House did not directly address Bottoms’ accusation and said Trump was instead following CDC guidance.

“The President takes the health and safety of everyone traveling in support of himself and all White House operations very seriously,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement to CNN.

“When preparing for and carrying out any travel, White House Operations collaborates with the Physician to the President and the White House Military Office, to ensure plans incorporate current CDC guidance and best practices for limiting COVID-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible.”