James Alex Fields’ Mother Learns on Camera Her Son is the Charlottesville Car Crash Suspect (VIDEO)
A stunned Samantha Bloom, the mother of Charlottesville car crash suspect James Alex Fields Jr., learned of the deadly incident on camera.
Bloom was visibly stunned by the news, as an AP reporter peppered her with questions. Fields may have misrepresented the event to his mother, who was surprised to learn it was organized around white supremacy, not President Trump.
President Trump has denounced white supremacy in the past and condemned all violent slides, including white supremacists involved in yesterday’s Charlottesville protests.
— azcentral (@azcentral) August 13, 2017
ABC News reports:
In an interview Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio, with The Associated Press, Samantha Bloom said of her son James Alex Fields Jr., “I just knew he was going to a rally. I mean, I try to stay out of his political views. You know, we don’t, you know, I don’t really get too involved, I moved him out to his own apartment, so we — I’m watching his cat.”
Bloom was informed by The AP reporter that the rally was indeed organized by white nationalists. “I thought it had something to do with Trump. Trump’s not a white supremacist,” she said.
“He had an African-American friend so …,” she said before her voice trailed off.
In an interview with The Toledo Blade, she said, “I told him to be careful. [And] if they’re going to rally to make sure he’s doing it peacefully.”
Bloom told The AP she didn’t even know about the incident until she spoke with the AP reporter. She said she was indeed surprised with the deadly outcome. “Yeah, that he would run his car into a group of people for… I’m really not clear on…”
The AP reporter further inquired into how much she knew about her son’s political views.
ABC News reports:
“Like I said, I don’t really talk to him about his political views,” she said. “He just — so I don’t really understand what the rally was about or anything, so… I just know there was — he did mention it was ‘albright’? What is it? Al–?”
The reporter then interrupts her, saying, “Alt-right?”
Bloom responds, “Albright”
The reporter then corrects her, saying, “No, alt-right. It’s like alternative right.”