Ahmaud Arbery’s Mother Says Trump Was ‘Very Compassionate’ During White House Meeting



Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother Ahmaud Arbery, said President Trump was “very compassionate” when he met with various families behind closed doors on Tuesday, prior to signing an executive order geared toward reforming the country’s policing tactics.

Fox News host and anchor Bret Baier played a sound bite of Cooper-Jones on “Special Report” of her describing the experience of meeting with the commander in chief.

“I was very, very emotional throughout the whole conference,” she said. “[Trump] was very compassionate. He showed major concern for all families. Not just one family, but for all families.”

Cooper-Jones added: “I can say that President Trump was very receiving. He listened and he addressed each and every family accordingly.”

Trump tweeted later Tuesday night that Cooper-Jones is “A GREAT woman. Her son is looking down from heaven & is very proud of his wonderful & loving mom!!!”

Arbery was a black man who was shot dead on Feb. 23 while out jogging in Brunswick, Ga. Trump met with families of other victims of racially-charged violence, as well.

Fox News congressional reporter Chad Pergram was on Capitol Hill and tweeted about Cooper-Jones’ meeting with Trump, and a separate meeting she had with Sen. Tim Scott, R-S. C., citing a pool report.

“Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, after mtg w/GOP SC Sen Scott: ‘It was very very emotional. We have mothers we have sisters we have grandmothers that were in the room and we’re in so muc… (Read more)

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