Grieving Mother of Charlottesville Victim Responds to President Trump

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Heather Heyer

Susan Bro, the mother of the 32-year old woman killed on Saturday by a possible domestic terrorist in Charlottesville, Virginia thanked President Donald Trump for his words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hate. It was a very classy statement.

The media could learn from her.

She also offered condolences to the families of the two state troopers. “My condolences, also, to the grieving families of the two state troopers and quick recovering for those injured,” she added.

People aren’t talking about the troopers.

After the media denigrated President Trump’s first message to the public about the events in Charlottesville, the White House issued a stronger written statement Sunday. He spoke personally and passionately Monday.

“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to what we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said in a statement from the Diplomatic Reception Room.

On Monday, the president also spoke about Heather Heyer, saying, “Her death fills us with grief, and we send her and her family our thoughts, our prayers and our love.”

Jim Acosta, hoping to re-ignite the media-generated controversy, asked the President,

“Can you explain why you did not condemn those hate groups by name over the weekend?”

“They’ve been condemned,” Trump said with a slightly sarcastic smile. “They have been condemned.”

Acosta tried to grill him, but Trump wasn’t buying it. “I like real news not fake news,” Trump said. “You’re fake news.”

On his way out, Acosta asked Trump if he hasn’t spread fake news himself.

Meanwhile, others are not looking to reconciliation. In Durham, protesters toppled a confederate statue.

Crazy Bernie is accusing President Trump of telling the world neo-Nazis and racism are okay.


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