Samantha Bloom said her son had told her last week he was heading to an “alt right” rally in Virginia, the Blade reported.
“I try to stay out of his political views. I don’t get too involved,” she told the newspaper.
“I told him to be careful,” she said, “if they are going to rally, to make sure he is doing it peacefully.” She then broke down in tears.
She later told the Associated Press that she believed the rally was to support President Trump, not white supremacy.
“I thought it had something to do with Trump. Trump’s not a white supremacist,” Bloom told the AP.
“He had an African-American friend so …,” she said, trailing off.