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Heather Heyer's Mom WON'T speak to Trump!

Posted by on Aug. 18, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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Mother of Charlottesville victim says she won't speak with Trump

(CNN)The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend said she is not interested in hearing from the President because she believes he equated her daughter to white supremacists.

"I'm not talking to the President now," Susan Bro said Friday on ABC's "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."
Trump blamed "both sides" for the violence in the Virginia city at a news conference earlier this week, drawing an equivalency between white supremacists and neo-Nazis with those protesting them.
Thirty-two-year-old Heyer was killed Saturday when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters gathered to oppose a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups. Nineteen others were injured in the incident.
    A 20-year-old man from Ohio, James Alex Fields Jr., is charged with second-degree murder in Heyer's death.
    Bro said the White House attempted to reach her repeatedly during her daughter's Wednesday funeral.
    "At first I just missed his calls," she said. "The call -- the first call looked like actually came during the funeral. I didn't even see that message."
    "There were three more frantic messages from press secretaries throughout the day and I didn't know why that would have been on Wednesday, and I was home recovering from the exhaustion of the funeral and, so I thought well, I'll get to him later and then I had more meetings to establish her foundation, so I hadn't really watched the news until last night," Bro said.
    Messages left with the White House about efforts to contact Bro and response to her comments Friday were not returned.
    The President called Heyer "truly special" in a tweet Tuesday but was criticized for not calling Bro directly to express his condolences.
    And Bro says that after seeing the news conference, it's too late for apologies.
    "You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying 'I'm sorry.' I'm not forgiving for that," she added.
    Asked if there was something she wanted to say to the President, Bro said, "Think before you speak."

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    Luvnlogic
    by Platinum Member on Aug. 18, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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    Don't blame her. Letting her daughter's life and death be used in any way should be completely at her discretion.
    Mom2Just1
    by Platinum Member on Aug. 18, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    I saw this. I agree with her.
    peekaboo813
    by on Aug. 18, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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    I wouldn't care to speak to him either.
    Elkamelka
    by KayGee on Aug. 18, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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    She is showing a lot of grace in what I can't even imagine.

    francee89
    by Gold Member on Aug. 18, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    They waited until the day of her child's funeral to call her, and called during the actual service? Jesus Christ.
    Damn_Pixi
    by Member on Aug. 18, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    She is showing more class than he can imagine, or that even I would be possible of. 

    PPCLC
    by Lisa on Aug. 18, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    Totally agree with her and I would feel the same way.

    newlife1214
    by Bronze Member on Aug. 18, 2017 at 6:13 PM
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    Did you hear her say he called during the funeral. I mean it was televised on most networks. How could he not know.

    Did he really think she would interrupt her daughters funeral for a call from him.

    BmoreRavens
    by Silver Member on Aug. 18, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    It's amazing how this woman ... and a multitude of others .... believe that Trump said something that he did NOT say.

    Trump did not lump peaceful protesters in with the KKK and White Supremacists; Trump said/did no such thing with respect to her deceased daughter.

    Her daughter was one of the "very fine' people who Trump spoke of ... as her daughter was not there with a hate group.

    Trump does not owe this mother an apology.

    The fact is that BOTH sides who Trump was referring to WERE to blame for the violence ... and to not call it out on both side is to support or tolerate one of the hate-filled, violent, sides.

    Trump did the right thing. MLK would have called-out both sides, too. 




    4evrinbluejeans
    by KK on Aug. 18, 2017 at 6:46 PM
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    I have no doubt he timed that call carefully so he could say he called without actually having to talk to her.   

    Quoting newlife1214:

    Did you hear her say he called during the funeral. I mean it was televised on most networks. How could he not know.

    Did he really think she would interrupt her daughters funeral for a call from him.


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