President Donald Trump gave a fiery interview addressing shocking reports that General Mark Milley may have committed treasonous acts toward the end of Trump’s first term by making secret calls to China behind the commander-in-chief’s back.
A book titled Peril authored by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa alleges that Milley in January called a secret meeting with Pentagon officials to direct them to not take orders from anyone, not even Trump, without his permission because he saw the 45th president as a threat to national security. The book reportedly states Milley feared Trump could “go rogue” if he reaches a “breaking point.”
Trump did not hold back in his response to the allegations which, if true, means Milley would have committed “treason,” he said.
“So first of all, if it is actually true, which is hard to believe that [Milley] would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack, that’s treason,” President Trump said during an interview with Newsmax’s Sean Spicer on Tuesday.
“Number two, it’s totally ridiculous…for him to say that I would even think about attacking China,” he continued. “I think he’s trying to just get out of his incompetent withdrawal out of Afghanistan, the worst, the dumbest thing that anybody’s seen, probably the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to our country.”
“They killed our soldiers, we left with embarrassment on our face, we left Americans behind, and we left $85 billion dollars of the best equipment in the world that I bought because I was the one who rebuilt our military, and then, Biden gave it away,” he continued slamming Biden’s mishandling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan – an effort that was partly led by Milley.
“For him to say that I was going to attack China, is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” Trump added.
However, Trump is not jumping to conclusions on the matter since he has “found Woodward and his cohorts to be extremely dishonorable. “