Susan Bro, the mother of slain Charlottesville activist Heather Heyer, says that she’s avoiding calls from President Donald Trump and the White House. She said during a Good Morning America appearance that Trump comparing white hate groups and counter-protesters as one and the same offended her and decided she won’t grant Trump an audience.
ABC News writes:
“I have not and now I will not,” Susan Bro said in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts today on “Good Morning America,” adding that she believes the first phone call to her from the White House came during her daughter’s public memorial service on Wednesday.
“The first call, it looked like actually came during the funeral. I didn’t even see that message,” said Bro. “There were three more frantic messages from press secretaries throughout the day and I didn’t know why.”
Bro, who had thanked Trump in a statement on Monday for his “words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred,” said she was recovering from the “exhaustion of the funeral” Wednesday and did not return the White House messages.
Trump made the statements on Tuesday when he essentially defended the white supremacist groups that gathered in Virginia, sparking the current debate and prompting action in some cities to remove statues and symbols connected to the Confederacy.
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