Former President Donald Trump released a statement trashing General Mark Milley over a new report claiming he called a Chinese official to inform him that he would warn China in advance if Trump ordered an attack.
“If the story of ‘Dumba**’ General Mark Milley, the same failed leader who engineered the worst withdrawal from a country, Afghanistan, in U.S. history, leaving behind many dead and wounded soldiers, many American citizens, and $85 Billion worth of the newest and most sophisticated Military equipment in the world, and our Country’s reputation, is true,” Trump began in a lengthy statement.
“Then I assume he would be tried for TREASON in that he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification ‘of an attack,’” he remarked. “Can’t do that!.”
The upcoming book, “Peril,” by Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, alleges that Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, made two clandestine phone calls to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, after reviewing intelligence that Chinese officials thought the United States was planning an attack.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you,” Milley allegedly said in an excerpt from the book. “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”
Trump doesn’t actually believe the book’s reporting is factual, calling the story, ”Fake News concocted by a weak and ineffective General together with two authors who I refused to give an interview to because they write fiction.”
He did insist that actions should be immediately taken against Milley anyway, “so that another Afghanistan disaster never happens again.” Trump also clarified he was never planning to attack China, and “the people that fabricated the story are sick and demented” for making it up.
“For the record, I never even thought of attacking China—and China knows that,” he explained, calling the idea “totally ridiculous” in an interview on Tuesday.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 14, 2021