Trump, who is running against Biden, is criticizing the government again because he doesn’t like the new head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
General Mark Milley, head of the Army, is set to retire at the end of September. But before he leaves, the president who selected him had some harsh words for the military leader.
Trump wrote on Truth Social on Friday that Milley had been a traitor for talking to the Chinese military on his own during the Jan. 6 Capital Riots and that “in times gone by,” someone would have been put to death for that.
He also talked about how the military under Milley’s leadership failed horribly to successfully pull out of Afghanistan and how he supported the “woke” policies of the Biden administration.
Trump wrote on Truth Social, “Mark Milley will be leaving the military next week. He led perhaps the most embarrassing moment in American history when he horribly mismanaged the withdrawal from Afghanistan, costing many lives, leaving behind hundreds of American citizens, and handing over BILLIONS of dollars worth of the best military equipment ever made.”
He continued, “This will be a time for all citizens of the USA to celebrate! This guy turned out to be a Woke train wreck who, if the Fake News reporting is correct, was actually dealing with China to give them a heads up on the thinking of the President of the United States. This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH! A war between China and the United States could have been the result of this treasonous act. To be continued!!!”
A Washington Post story said Milley called General Li Zuocheng of China behind Trump’s back in October 2020 and January 2021. Newsweek claimed that many Republicans, including Trump, accused Milley of treason. It is said that these calls were made to ensure Li that the US would not attack China during the power share.
In their 2021 book “I Alone Can Fix It,” Washington Post writers Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker said that Milley and other Generals were afraid Trump would try to take down the government.
“They may try, but they’re not going to f—— succeed,” the book alleged Milley told his deputies.
“You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns,” according to excerpts obtained by CNN.
However, Milley later admitted that the General never got a “illegal order” from President Trump after the November 2020 election. This made the move to contact China even less reasonable. When the left and mainstream media praised Milley for “preventing WWIII” and/or “saving the Constitution,” they were implying that Trump had done the same.
Miller was asked by ABC reporter Martha Raddatz if Trump told him to use the U.S. military to stay in office after the election. Milley replied, “I argued the case many times for different courses of action and never got an illegal order.”
Milley, who was hired by Trump in 2018, swore at the president during the George Floyd riots of 2020, when the president told the violent protesters to leave the streets of Washington, D.C. Milley said she was sorry for the picture of her walking with Trump outside of the destroyed Ashburton House, which is the Parish house of St. John’s Church. Trump saw this as a deception.
It was only the first, though.
Trump’s opinion of Milley suffered more after the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal. He recounted a conversation with the general during a Turning Point USA event at Mar-a-Lago, according to Mediaite, calling him a “f-cking idiot.”
“I’ll never forget Milley saying to me, ‘Sir, sir. It’s cheaper to leave the equipment than to bring it,’” Trump said mockingly. “You think it’s cheaper to leave it there so they can have it than it is to fill it up with a half tank of gas and fly it into Pakistan or fly it back to our country?”