The mother of James Alex Fields Jr., the domestic terrorist who plowed his Dodge Charger into a crowd of protesters marching against the “pro-white” rally, is shocked by her son’s actions.
Samantha Bloom told The Associated Press that she knew her son was attending a rally in Virginia, but she thought it had something to do with Donald Trump.
She became visibly upset when she learned her son killed 32-year-old Heather D. Heyer and injured several others at the rally.
Bloom was apparently shocked to learn her son was a racist because she mentioned that “he had an African-American friend.” (singular)
Via CBS News:
Field’s mother, Samantha Bloom, told The Associated Press on Saturday night that she knew her son was attending a rally in Virginia but didn’t know it was a white supremacist rally.
“I thought it had something to do with Trump. Trump’s not a white supremacist,” said Bloom, who became visibly upset as she learned of the injuries and deaths at the rally.
“He had an African-American friend so …,” she said before her voice trailed off. She added that she’d be surprised if her son’s views were that far right.
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James Alex Fields Jr. is being held without bail on second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in a death.
Additional charges may be on the way now that a civil rights investigation has been launched.