President Donald Trump landed shortly after 3 p.m. at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for a quick visit to unveil his new transportation plan. Around 4:35 p.m., Trump returned to the airport after a speech at a nearby UPS facility and departed shortly after.
After his arrival, the president went directly to the UPS Hapeville hub in the airport complex, which had no impact on afternoon traffic.
During his speech, Trump said his new initiative will streamline the process for major transportation projects. Trump said one of the beneficiaries of this rules change is an expansion of I-75 south of Atlanta that would allow 77 new lane miles for commercial vehicles “saving drivers countless, hundreds of hours a year.”
Trump had no fundraisers or other events planned during his brief trip to Atlanta.
Among the early arrivals waiting for Trump were U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, a Senate candidate, and Georgia GOP chair David Shafer. U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue were among the Georgians on Air Force One with the President. Both senators exited the plane behind Trump.
Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were on the tarmac to greet Trump.