The mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer has “no interest” in speaking with President Trump in the wake of her daughter’s tragic death that occurred while she was counter-protesting a white supremacy rally over the weekend.
“I understand that President Trump wants to speak with me, I’ve heard from his press secretary and a few other people, and it’s not that I’m trying to be calloused, it’s that I have no interest in speaking to politicians just to hear them say, ‘I’m sorry,'” Susan Bro told ABC News Friday. “If I felt like that’s all they wanted to say, that would be different, but I feel like I’m wanted to be used for political agendas and I’m resistant to that.”
Heyer was killed when a white nationalist plowed his car into dozens of counter protestors, injuring at least 19 others. Trump has been widely criticized for saying “both sides” were to blame for the violence.
“I hadn’t really watched the news until last night and I’m not talking to the president now, after what he said,” 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.”
The victim’s mother continued: “You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying, ‘I’m sorry.’ I’m not forgiving for that.”
Bro said Trump needs to think before he speaks and disagreed that both sides were responsible.
“I wasn’t there that day, but I will tell you that I’m pretty sure that’s the only person that ran people down with a car, so that level of violence didn’t take place on both sides, that did not happen,” she said.
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