So Trump now believes it was a mistake to denounce the KKK and the Nazis at Charlottesville.
And guess who agreed with him? The forum’s jackboot lover-in-chief, @labane1917.
Porter tried to convince the President he needed to clarify his remarks. But Trump appeared to resist, according to the book, repeatedly saying: “I don’t know about this. … This doesn’t feel right to me.”
Eventually, Trump agreed, and two days later in a televised speech he denounced racism, the “KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups.” Woodward describes how White House aides were relieved, and chief of staff John Kelly encouraged staff to tell the President what a good job he did.
Trump exploded at the coverage, Woodward reports. “That was the biggest fucking mistake I’ve made,” the President told Porter. “You never make those concessions. You never apologize. I didn’t do anything wrong in the first place. Why look weak?”
Trump continued venting to Porter, Woodward writes. “I can’t believe I got forced to do that,” he said. “That’s the worst speech I’ve ever given. I’m never going to do anything like that again.”