Moments before landing, the presidentwas already greeted with signs and protests.
"Our reception is one of Please hear our message. It is not trying to be negative in any way. We're saying here's some messages you're not hearing from your people," said Melinda Crawley.
While there were a handful of Obama supporters just outside the airport, hundreds lined up to rally against the president's policies.
"The fact that we had a few hundred people if not a thousand or more here in the middle of the work week really shows that," said Matt Collins of Campaign for Freedom.
Just as Obama was speaking at Amazon; Tea Party members, Campaign for Freedom, and others held a rally.
"This rally was not for the president he's not changing his mind if we had 10,000 people here with signs and so this was really more for the community for the people to express their concerns their grievances and to share that with their fellow citizens," said Chattanooga Tea Party President Mark West.
No matter which side they were for, everyone was thankful they got the chance to let their voices be heard.
"We were pin pointed for one moment here in our nations history for our president to show up in town. So we're glad we're glad we were here at this point in time. But we're more importantly concerned about the future of our nation and trying to rally our fellow citizens to understand what's at steak," West said.