Former Atlanta mayor compares Kasim Reed to Donald Trump

ATLANTA — Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin called current Mayor Kasim Reed a bully and compared him to President-elect Donald Trump.

In a blog post on her website, Franklin accused Reed of attacking her and her son, Cabral Franklin, when the pair disagreed with Reed on issues or held opinions different than his.

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin (left) and current Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (right).

“Reed’s bullying outbursts are not much different from those we have witnessed these last 18 months in President-elect Donald Trump’s despicable behavior,” Franklin wrote in the post.


Before taking office in 2010, Franklin was one of Reed’s biggest backers. Reed was also Franklin’s campaign manager during her two successful runs for mayor.