Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville murder victim Heather Heyer, appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday and said that after hearing Trump’s latest remarks at his disgusting press conference in which he deflected blame from the Nazis who marched in his name onto the anti-racist protesters, she says she will not forgive the former reality show star.
Heyer, 32, was murdered when a white supremacist used his car as a weapon to mow down a crowd of people on Saturday. 19 others were injured.
Mrs. Bro said that Trump first called her during her daughter’s funeral on Wednesday, but she missed his calls and now plans to refuse them should he call again.
GMA anchor Robin Roberts asked Bro if she has spoken directly with Trump, and the grieving mother said, “I have not and now I will not.”
“You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” Trump said during the presser. “Nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it.” Trump also suggested that there were some good people on both sides, a remark which set off a firestorm of attention from both sides of the aisle. There are no ‘good Nazis,’ Mr. Trump.
“I hadn’t really watched the news until last night and I’m not talking to the president now, after what he said about my child,” Bro said. “It’s not that I saw somebody else’s tweets about him, I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters … with the KKK and the white supremacists.”
Originally, Mrs. Bro released a statement saying, “Thank you, President Trump, for those words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred” but that was before his latest presser.
“You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying, ‘I’m sorry,'” Bro said. “I’m not forgiving for that.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 18, 2017
Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence after Nazis stormed the streets of Charlottesville while shouting “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us!” as they carried Tiki torches while giving Nazi salutes.
Trump refused to call it an act of terrorism – which it was and on U.S. soil.
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