The national data for Trump is grim, too. In 2016, only 8% of black voters cast their ballots for Trump and, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center poll, only 8% of black voters identify in some way with the Republican Party.
A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed that only 4% of African Americans think Trump’s actions and policies have benefited black people.
Many of Trump’s leading African American critics point out that the president was slow to denounce white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., and he used derogatory language to refer to Haiti and countries in Africa.
Democrats will also seek to remind Trump of his past insult of Atlanta — he tweeted that the congressional district that spans the city is in "horrible shape and falling apart." That came shortly after U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, said he would boycott Trump's inauguration.
Still, while black conservatives have struggled to gain traction in Georgia, the president has trumpeted the support of several local African American leaders. They include Alveda King, a niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Bruce Levell, a Dunwoody jeweler who was a leader in Trump's black outreach group in 2016.
It will be Trump's seventh trip to Georgia since his election, a spate of visits that included a November 2018 rally in Macon to promote Kemp's campaign and an April address at an opioid summit in downtown Atlanta.
Trump's visit to Atlanta, first reported last month, will start with a roundtable discussion that will cost supporters $100,000 to attend. It follows with a luncheon that will run attendees $2,800 — and a donation of at least $35,000 for a photo with the president.
Staff writer Ernie Suggs contributed to this article.