Last weekend, the world watched in horror as a white supremacist drove his vehicle into a crowd of individuals who were protesting the “White Nationalist” march in Charlottesville, Virginia. The result? 1 dead and 19 others injured.
In what some white supremacists are celebrating as a heroic act by the driver of the car, James Alex Fields Jr., others are mourning the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer who lost her life in this horrendous terrorist attack. The mourners include Heather Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, who originally had left open the door to speaking with President Trump. However, after she witnessed Trump speak about the event that took place in Charlottesville, she has now decided that she has no desire to meet or speak with the President any longer.
“I’m not talking to the President now,” Susan Bro told “Good Morning America.” “I’m sorry. After what he said about my child, and 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 like Ms. (Heather) Heyer with the KKK and the white supremacists. You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying ‘I’m sorry.’ I’m not forgiving for that.”
Susan Bro also has a special message for the President: “Think before you speak!”
It is commonplace for the President of the United States to speak with victims of terrorist attacks after the horrendous acts take place, but in this case, it appears as though President Trump has burnt his bridges, not only with those who stand up to white supremacy, but with the mother of the victim as well.
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