Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., was no fan of President Trump, according to one of her friends.
“Heather would not want his condolences,” Marisa Blair said on CNN Monday. “She would not want him to speak her name.”
Blair criticized Trump for not denouncing the white supremacists who organized a rally protesting the removal of a Confederate statue, drawing counterprotesters.
The event turned deadly when a driver with reported ties to the white supremacist event drove his car into the counterprotesters, killing Heyer and injuring at least 19 other people. The alleged driver, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, among other charges.
Blair said she believes Trump blamed “many sides” for the violence instead of calling out the white supremacists to protect his support from his base, whom Blair called neo-Nazis and racists.
“He needs to worry about my friend who died,” Blair said of Trump. “If he can’t see what’s going on, he’s not paying attention.”
She added that Heyer was a fan of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Overnight Defense & National Security — Lawmakers clinch deal on defense bill White House 'strongly opposes' Senate resolution to stop Saudi arms sale MORE (I-Vt.) during his presidential campaign last year.
During the interview, Blair was wearing a T-shirt during with a photo of Heyer on it reading, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”
The White House on Sunday stated that it condemns all violence after Trump issued a widely criticized statement that said there were "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides" in Charlottesville.