Susan Bro, the mother of Heather D. Heyer, said on Friday that she does not have any intentions of speaking with President Donald Trump.
Heather D. Heyer was the woman who was run down and killed by a car during the “Unite The Right” protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Following a statement from President Trump on Monday, Susan Bro thanked him for his “words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred.”
On Tuesday, President Trump released a statement in which he equated white supremacist protestors with people protesting against them. Trump concluded by saying that there was “blame on both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville.
President Trump tweeted the following on Wednesday…
Susan bro did not hear Trump’s statements on Tuesday afternoon because she was busy preparing for her daughter’s memorial service. On Thursday, she did hear those comments, and that is when she decided to not speak with the President.
Bro was featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday, saying, “I’m not talking to the president now; I’m sorry. After what he said about my child.”
Bro continued, “I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters like Ms. Heyer with the K.K.K. and the white supremacists. You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying ‘I’m sorry.'”
At the end of the interview, Bro was asked if there were a message she would like to direct towards the President. She only said, “Think before you speak.”
At the memorial service, Susan Bro said: “the memorial service that her daughter’s death should serve as a rallying cry for those who stood up against discrimination.”
Ms. Bro said, “They tried to kill my child to shut her up.” Well, guess what — you just magnified her.”
Check out the following video if you would like to watch the entire interview on “Good Morning America”…
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Credit: New York Times