In the now widely famous "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," author Michael Wolff tells the tale of when President Donald Trump tried rationalizing the Ku Klux Klan by questioning if its members truly believed in what the organization stands for.
Wolff states that right after addressing the horrific Charlottesville murder, the president discussed the KKK privately, questioning whether members of the openly-racist organization were actually onboard with the group’s platform.
“[H]e kept trying to rationalize why someone would be a member of the KKK — that is, they might not actually believe what the KKK believed, and the KKK probably does not believe what it used to believe, and, anyway, who really knows what the KKK believes now,” he wrote.
Could the president be making excuses for the white nationalists involved in the Charlottesville riot?
While no more details about this particular episode were revealed, the book is hitting the shelves today, making this and many other stories available to anyone who's interested.
Aside from this telling tale about Trump's musings regarding the KKK, Wolff also discussed how Trump’s White House is especially hostile toward women who work at the Department of Justice, calling them the “D.O.J. women.” Wolff explained that Trump holds a special grudge against former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, demonstrated by one episode in which the president called her “such a c***.”
After the president tried to keep the book from being released, he seems oblivious to the fact that his actions make it seem as if the stories are, indeed, true. And if the stores are true, what does that say about the president allegedly rationalizing racist organizations?