Trump claims media 'misrepresent' his Charlottesville comments

Claudine Rigal
Août 19, 2017

Anchor Katy Tur, stunned when Bro said she was receiving threats, asked why they were coming. Have you talked to him directly yet?

Mrs Bro said her daughter, a paralegal and Charlottesville resident, did not belong to any organised faction of demonstrators, but was "part of a group of human beings who cared to protest".

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A 20-year-old OH man said to have harbored Nazi sympathies was charged with murder after he plowed his auto into counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.

Bro, previously thanked Trump in a statement on Monday for his "words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred".

Critics say monuments to the Confederacy are racially offensive, but supporters say they are important symbols preserving Southern heritage.

JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, a member of one of the panels, said he strongly disagreed with Trump's reaction to the events in Charlottesville, adding in a statement that "racism, intolerance and violence are always wrong" and "fanning divisiveness is not the answer".

Other Republicans to criticize Trump's remarks included former MA governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Senator Marco Rubio, also a Trump rival in the 2016 campaign.

"So, I hadn't really watched the news until last night, and I'm not talking to the president now".

This morning, a CNN interview with Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart completely broke down after Stewart claimed CNN was exploiting Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer's death, using the tragedy to push an agenda while refusing to admit "both sides" were responsible for the violence.

Suspect and white supremacist James Alex Fields was denied bond at his first court hearing this week.

"Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer".

It was when she saw a news clip of Mr Trump again blaming both sides for the violence that she changed her mind about speaking to the president.

Trump had also expressed kind words for Heyer, tweeting that she was "a truly special young woman". She said she did not immediately respond because she was recovering from the funeral and focused on setting up her daughter's foundation. Though Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said the attack fits the definition of domestic terrorism, Trump declined to call it terrorism when asked by a reporter. "The call - the first call looked like actually came during the funeral". She explained how she hasn't had the chance to fully morn due to her willingness to keep Heyer's legacy alive.

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