Charlottesville's Susan Bro Says She Will Not Talk To Trump. Her Advice To Him: "Think Before You Speak"


Last Friday morning Heather Heyer was alive, with a mother Susan Bro who adored her. Bro had no idea that by Friday evening tiki torches with screaming white men would threaten Jews, African Americans and all 'commies' holding prayer services in advance of Saturday's march. 

James Alex Field's Jr.'s Dodge Challenger hadn't yet run Bro's daughter down in a group of counter-protesters leaving the Charlottesville protest area. After delivering a breathtaking eulogy for Heather Heyer, a call to action in support of her intense commitment to social justice, she sat down to rest at home. Some time later, Bro noticed that the White House was trying to reach her.

"They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well guess what? You just magnified her."

“I’d rather have my child, but by golly if I got to give her up, we’re going to make it count,” she said.

Until Thursday, when she spoke to MSNBC's Katy Tur, Bro acknowledged that the White House was trying to reach her but she was overwhelmed. Having watched no coverage of her daughter's death, this eloquent Virginia woman, who shared her daughter's commitment to social justice, didn't know until Thursday that the President of the United States had said on Tuesday at a rogue press conference that there were "very fine people" in the crowd of Nazis, KKK members, and white nationalists whose presence in Thomas Jefferson's home unleashed hatred, bigotry, violence and death.  

Speaking with Tur, Bro pushed back on President Trump's insistence that there is blame "on both sides", saying that her daughter was a peaceful protester. After having more time to reflect and probably reading about the avalanche of criticism hitting Trump from every corner over his rogue comments that supported white nationalism, Bro was clear about what she wanted to say when hooked up to ABC's Good Morning America and co-host Robin Roberts.

"How are you and the family holding up right now, Susan?" Roberts asked.

"Well, the dog's not doing well honestly," Bro said, holding back tears. "I think she's just grieving herself to death, honestly. And I mostly don't have time to grieve. I have a mission to accomplish."

Halfway through the interview, Roberts mentions that the president is trying to reach her.

"I'm not talking to the president now," Bro said, explaining why before ending her comments with four simple words: "Think before you speak."

Speaking with her colleagues after the interview concluded, Robin Roberts explained that Susan Bro has received death threats. 

“Talk is fear to them,” Bro responded to Tur's Thursday question about why she is being threatened. Referencing the white nationalists, Bro added: “I don’t know why. Talk is fear.”

Obama's Charlottesville Tweet Citing Nelson Mandela Is Officially The Most Popular Ever


A nation needing warmth and a steady voice to calm our breaking hearts over Charlottesville got a digital hug Saturday night from our beloved President Obama. In what became the most popular tweet in Twitter history, Obama countered images of Nazi symbols and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville with the words of Nelson Mandela.

As we wept over the domestic terror car attack that killed progressive Charlottesville counter-protester Heather Heyer, part of a group that was leaving the area, Obama shared an impromptu snap from New Orleans, where he stopped for a quick chat with kids.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” Obama tweeted on Saturday evening, putting the Nelson Mandela quote before the world. 

“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love,” he continued, “For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

According to Favstar, a Twitter tracking site, Obama’s Mandela quote is now the most-liked tweet in Twitter history. As of Wednesday morning, it has garnered more than 3.3 million likes and 1.3 million retweets. In contrast,  from the same day, in which he called the events at Charlottesville “sad!” has only managed about 11,000 retweets, writes Vogue.

In the aftermath of the church massacre in Charleston, Obama helped our sobbing hearts with this incredible, uplifting rendition of 'Amazing Grace'.

Daily Stormer Is Down, Kicked Off GoDaddy, Then Google. We Assume It Will Rise Again

Flowers and a photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during protests against white supremacists, sits in Charlottesville on Sunday. (Steve Helber/AP)

Flowers and a photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during protests against white supremacists, sits in Charlottesville on Sunday. (Steve Helber/AP)

The now infamous neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer lost its GoDaddy hosting home Monday night after being advised that it had 24 hours to find another host provider. The company has been criticized for months for hosting the Daily Stormer, which clearly violated its terms of service. 

Daily Stormer first launched a false flag operation, saying that Anonymous had taken over its website in honor of Heather Heyer, the victim of a domestic terror act on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. Owner Andrew Anglin, who wrote a disgusting diatribe against Heyer, then moved the site to Google, which immediately announced that it would not host the website.

In the Daily Stormer post, Anglin called Heyer a 'slut', characterizing her as dying in a “road rage incident.” He said she was a “drain on society” and disparaged her appearance. “Most people are glad she is dead,” he wrote.

Outrage followed, led by Twitter user Amy Siskind, who addressed GoDaddy head-on.: "@GoDaddy you host The Daily Stormer. Please retweet if you think this hate should be taken down & banned.” Siskind’s post was shared more than 5,000 times.

Presently, on Tuesday morning, the Daily Stormer is down, and there is no doubt that all of us will hunt down the website if it appears again. Only a pro-Nazi hosting company will host the site, although surely one in Russia will step forward.