Heather Heyer’s Mother: I Will Never Speak to Donald Trump!
Susan Bro, the mother of the woman killed during last Saturday’s white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, says she has not spoken directly with President Donald Trump.
And she told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America today that she has no plans to ever do so.
Bro's 32-year old child, Heather Heyer, was mowed down in the street six days ago by James Alex Fields, Jr., a neo-Nazi who allegedly drove his car into a contingent of protestors in Virginia.
At her daughter's funeral on Wednesday, Bro spoke forcefully against the hate groups that tried to silence people such as Heather, earning national acclaim, respect and sympathy in the process.
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up, but guess what, you just magnified her,” Bro said in front of a packed theater in downtown Charlottesville in honor of her daughter.
Added the mourning mother at the time:
“I’d rather have my child, but by golly if I got to give her up, we’re going to make it count."
Bro talked tearfully about Heather just one day after President Trump refused to condemn White Supremacists or their ilk.
He said in a press conference that violence on "both sides" was to blame for the chaos in Charlottesville, seemingly making a moral equivalence between Nazis and those who gathered to protest Nazis.
In the following interview, Susan says the President first called during Heather's funeral.
Various secretaries tried reaching out to her at other times, presumably to connect her to the Commander-in-Chief, but she has no interest in making this connection.
"I'm not talking to the President now, I'm sorry," Bro said, expounding:
"It's not that I saw somebody else's tweet about him, I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters, like Ms. Heyer, with the KKK and the white supremacists."
Neither Trump nor anyone in his administration has visited Charlottesville in the days following Heyer's murder.
But even if he suddenly decided to do so?
"You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan said. "I'm not forgiving for that."
Watch her exchange with Roberts below: