Mother Of Woman Killed By White Supremacist Doesn’t Want To Hear From Donald Trump

The mother of the young woman murdered by a white supremacist doesn’t want to hear from the President of the United States:

This week has been rough for the entire country, and the President’s incendiary language has only made it worse. I’m sure that must be doubly so for the parents, family, and friends of Heather Heyer and the other people who were injured by one of the people that Donald Trump insisted was a “fine person.”

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  1. Mark Ivey says:

    Or she could take the call and tell him to go f**k himself.

    Sorry, House of Cards binging got me like this..

  2. gVOR08 says:

    Moot issue. He hasn’t got the stones to call her.

  3. CSK says:

    I wonder when he’ll attack her on Twitter? He certainly has the stones for that.

  4. Kylopod says:

    I happened recently to rewatch the old Daily Show about when Dr. Laura used the N-word when addressing a black caller and told the woman that if she was offended she shouldn’t have married outside her race. Dr. Laura subsequently went on Larry King to publicly apologize. The lady was later interviewed, and she said she refused to accept Dr. Laura’s apology, because the only reason Dr. Laura was apologizing was because she was caught, and that no matter what she said it was still the way she felt. That was harsh, but probably correct.

    What’s different here is (a) Somebody was actually murdered, not just insulted (b) Trump isn’t going to apologize, because he never apologizes for anything, ever. But the principle is the same: there isn’t really much Trump can do, because he’s just a horrible human being, and he was simply showing his true colors. The people around him can sometimes figure out ways to restrain him, but they can’t change who he is.

  5. CSK says:


    It’s probably not possible to restrain him for long, either, as witness his Tuesday performance. I’m really wondering if Kelly will last out the month.

  6. Not the IT Dept. says:

    I’m officially tired of waiting for Trump to act like a normal human being. He’s not and he won’t. I mean, I get it that hope springs eternal but it’s really a waste of good pixels.

  7. CSK says:

    @Not the IT Dept.:

    I don’t think anyone expects Trump to act like a civilized human being. The issue is more one of trying to anticipate what horrific thing he’ll do or say next.

  8. Matthew Bernius says:

    Apparently, the Whitehouse did try to call her… literally during her daughter’s funeral:


  9. Just 'nutha ig'nint cracker says:

    @Not the IT Dept.: While I would be pleasantly surprised if Trump started to act like a normal human being, I’ve never expected it to happen, Where I made my big mistake about Trump was in underestimating the degree to which he could “fork up a shirt sandwich.” I really didn’t think he would be this incompetent.