Heather Heyer‘s mother says she will not talk to Donald Trump after he decided to draw a equivalence between white supremacists and the counter-protesters in Charlottesville.
Susan Bro gave an interview on Good Morning America on Friday, where she went into detail about how she’s been holding up ever since her memorialized her daughter earlier this week. Bro also discussed how she has kept her distance from politicians who have reached out to her with the intent of furthering their own agendas through her family’s tragedy.
To that point, Robin Roberts brought up how the White House has tried reaching out to Heyer’s family in order to speak with them directly. Bro said she missed previous calls from the Administration throughout the week, but she made it clear she has so interest in talking with the president.
“I hadn’t really watched the news until last night, and I’m not talking to the president now,” said Bro. “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. Heyer with the KKK and the white supremacists.”
Bro thanked Trump when he denounced racism as “evil” on Monday, but she confirmed to Roberts that her position has changed in light of the president’s incendiary comments the following day.
“You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I’m sorry,” Bro said. “I’m not forgiving for that.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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