Donald Trump lashed out at General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, following several new books about how the senior US military official feared that the former president would try to stage a coup in the final days of the White House.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Millie was afraid of the “Capitol moment” and compared Trump to Adolf Hitler because Trump refused to recognize the results of the November presidential election. I can solve it alone: Donald J. Trump’s catastrophic last year, Written by two reporters from the newspaper.
“This is a time for the Capitol,” Milly reportedly told his aides, adding: “The Gospel of the Führer.” According to the book, the book claimed that the senior officials were worried that the outgoing president would try to stage a coup to stop Joe Bye. Ascend to office.
On Thursday, Trump issued a fierce statement through his Save the American Political Action Committee, lashing out at Millie and denying any attempt to launch a coup.
The former US president said: “If I were to stage a coup, I would be one of the last people I would not want to do with General Mark Milley.” Millie’s spokesperson declined to comment.
These reports were published a few days after an excerpt from another book, Frankly speaking, we did win this election: the inside story of how Trump failedWritten by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender, it details the screaming between Millie and Trump about the president’s handling of the “black man’s fate” protest last summer.
In June last year, Millie and Trump walked through Lafayette Square after police forcibly cleared the protester area across from the White House.The general wore a fatigued suit to accompany the president to Trump’s activities Photo opportunity Holding a Bible outside the St. John’s Bishop’s Church opposite the park, and later apologize, Saying that his participation was a “mistake.”
The former president said that after walking to the church, he “lost respect for senior American military officers”, saying that Milly was “choked in front of fake news when they told him they thought he shouldn’t walk with the president.”
“At that moment I saw that he had neither courage nor skill, and certainly not the kind of person I would talk about’coups’,” trump card Add to. “I don’t like coups!”
After being banned from all major social media platforms, Trump tried to re-establish his position on the national political arena. January 6th attack At the U.S. Capitol, a mob of his supporters interrupted Biden’s proof of victory in a violent conflict that resulted in the deaths of five people.
The former president was impeached by the House of Representatives for his role in the attack, and later Acquitted After the Senate trial, only seven Republican senators voted with Democrats to convict.
Trump holds “come backThe rally held in Ohio last month and the conservative meeting held in Texas last weekend do not rule out the possibility of running for president again in 2024.
Additional reporting by James Politi in Washington
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