Woodward Book Reveals Trump Said That Condemning Neo-Nazis Was ‘The Worst F**king Mistake I Ever Made’
Last year, a large group of racist white supremacists and neo-Nazis got together in Charlottesville, VA. and ended up killing one person while harming others. Donald Trump’s initial response to that was that there were “very fine people” on both sides.
After drawing backlash for calling neo-Nazis and white supremacists “fine people” Trump decided to condemn them and their actions. But did he actually mean it? According to a new book by Bob Woodward — titled “Fear: Inside the Trump White House” — Trump regretted condemning them.
In fact, according to excerpts from the book obtained by The Washinton Post, Trump sees it as one of the biggest mistakes he’s ever made.
According to the book, shortly after condemning the neo-Nazis Trump told his advisers that he shouldn’t have done that and that it “was the biggest f*cking mistake I’ve made.”
Not only did Trump want to take back condemning neo-Nazis, but he called the speech he gave doing so the “worst” speech he ever gave.
Trump’s initial statement calling neo-Nazis “fine people” caused his former economic adviser Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, to threaten to resign, according to the book. But Cohn pushed back on his decision after Trump accused him of “treason” for thinking of stepping down.