But she told Good Morning America host Robin Roberts on Friday that after seeing news coverage of Trump's extraordinary press conference on Tuesday night, she had changed her mind. Bro specifically cited Trump's second press conference where he defended the white supremacist protesters and said there was blame on "both sides" for the violence that transpired.
Bro said that Trump first called her during her daughter's funeral on Wednesday but that she missed his calls and had then come to refuse them. Though Trump praised and memorialized Heyer in statements since Saturday, her mother said Trump's statements comparing her to white supremacists couldn't be forgiven.
"She would have laughed them to scorn", Bro said.
Susan Bro, the mother of the woman murdered in the white supremacist terror attack in Charlottesville, says she has not and will not speak to Donald Trump after he equated her daughter to white supremacists.
"I include myself in forgiving the guy who did this", he said.
"What Charlottesville is doing, and I think what Heather would have wanted, is you learn from it", Welty said. "And nobody wants to say that but I'll say that right now".
"I was home recovering from the exhaustion of the funeral, and so I thought, well I'll get to him later", Bro said.
Bro said she plans to keep working to "forward Heather's mission".
She added: "We don't all have to die". Of Heyer, he also said, "I hear she was a fine, really actually, an incredible young woman".
"I'm sorry", she continued.
Last weekend, the world watched in horror as a white supremacist drove his vehicle into a crowd of individuals who were protesting the "White Nationalist" march in Charlottesville, Virginia. "If I felt like that's all they wanted to say, that would be different, but I feel like I'm wanted to be used for political agendas and I'm resistant to that".