The mother of the white nationalist charged with murder after allegedly ramming his car into a group of anti-fascist protesters said she thought her son was attending a Donald Trump rally.
Samantha Bloom, of Ohio, agreed to watch her 20-year-old son’s cat before he headed off for the demonstration in Virginia. According to Yahoo, she urged her son, James Alex Fields, to protest peacefully at the event. Instead, he killed a 32-year-old woman and injured 15 others by crashing into a group of protesting anti-facists with his Dodge Challenger.
"I just knew he was going to a rally, I mean, I try to stay out of his political views," she told the Toledo Blade. "I don't really talk to him about his political views, so I don't really understand what the rally was about or anything."
Bloom maintains she had no idea that the rally was for white supremacists.
"I didn't know it was white supremacist, I thought it had something to do with Trump. Trump's not a supremacist," she said.