Ahmaud Arbery’s mother: Trump was "very compassionate" during White House meeting

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 17th, 2020 1:57 pm

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery said President Trump was "very compassionate" during a meeting at the White House on Tuesday.

Prior to signing an executive order on law enforcement reform, the president met with numerous families behind closed doors, including Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones.

"I was very emotional throughout the whole conference. [The President] was very compassionate. He showed major concerns for all families, not just one family," Cooper-Jones said. "President Trump was very receiving. He listened and he addressed each and every family according."

Trump tweeted late Tuesday evening that Arbery's mother was "a great woman" and that her son is "very proud" of her.

Arbery was killed in February while jogging in Georgia.

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that Cooper-Jones told Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) in a separate meeting that Trump "assured" families to "expect change."


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