UPDATE: It is fake news.
NEW: White House responds to @realBobWoodward book.
SHS: "While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, President Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process … Sometimes it is unconventional, but he always gets results."
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This is almost certainly fake news being circulated by Gary Cohn and former White House officials, but the Charlottesville episode did seem a bit forced:
“President Trump reportedly called his condemnation of white supremacists after the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally the “biggest f—king mistake” he had ever made, according to an excerpt from Bob Woodward’s new book that was obtained by The Washington Post.
Trump faced widespread criticism after he initially said that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that broke out at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last August.
He later condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis at the urging of his advisers, according to Woodward.
“That was the biggest f—ing mistake I’ve made,” Trump reportedly told aides almost immediately after the condemnation.
Trump also called it the “worst speech I’ve ever given,” according to Woodward’s account. …”
I remember there were like three press conferences.
President Trump also condemned Antifa a few days later at a rally in Phoenix.