“(…) Within the next 24 hours, nearly every major American news network and a variety of international press outlets asked to interview me about the attack. I was too shaken to sleep on Saturday night, but I spent all day Sunday conducting interviews. I tried to give a frank account of what I had seen on Fourth Street and respond clearly to questions about the situation more broadly. I said there was one side and one side alone responsible for the death I witnessed—the Nazis and white supremacists who brought their ideology of violence and hate to our town. It was their man who drove his vehicle into the crowd. I thought these points were straightforward and uncontroversial.
Boy was I wrong.(…)”
Brennan Gilmore recorded video of the car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, that killed Heather Heyer. After posting the video on Twitter, he became the subject of alt-right conspiracy theories and received hate mail. Gilmore joins CBSN to discuss his experience in the aftermath of the violent events in Charlottesville.