Aug 18, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Heather Heyer's mother: "I will not" talk to Trump

Susan Bro — the mother of 32-year-old Heather Heyer who was killed Saturday when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville — told Good Morning America Friday that she has changed her opinion of President Trump. "You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," she said.

Following Trump's Monday statement, where he specifically singled out racist hate groups for being "evil," Bro initially thanked Trump for his "words of comfort." However, once Bro heard Trump's Tuesday statement, where he blamed "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Bro said "I have not, and I will not" talk to the president, adding that she doesn't plan to return his phone calls.

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