On Tuesday, the American people got wind of an ugly and worrisome story from the last few days of Donald Trump’s first term as President, and it had many of them screaming “treason!”.
The tale involved General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his secret work to undermine the authority of then-Commander in Chief Donald Trump.
Milley had not only gone behind the President’s back to ensure that the Pentagon would defer to him should Trump attempt to launch major military action, but the longtime military member was also said to have had a clandestine conversation with one of his counterparts within the Chinese Communist Party, promising to warn them if the Commander in Chief was preparing to attack.
As one could imagine, Donald Trump was none too thrilled with the revelations, and released a fiery statement regarding the issue.
“If the story of “Dumbass” 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, 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.’ Can’t do that!”
Trump didn’t seem to believe that the story was entirely true, however.
“The good news is that the story is 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, not fact. Actions should be taken immediately against Milley, and better generals in our Military, of which we have many, should get involved so that another Afghanistan disaster never happens again. Remember, I was the one who took out 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. Milley said it couldn’t be done!Advertisement - story continues below
“For the record, I never even thought of attacking China—and China knows that. The people that fabricated the story are sick and demented, and the people who print it are just as bad. In fact, I’m the only President in decades who didn’t get the U.S. into a war—a well known fact that is seldom reported.”
Milley has been dodging calls for his resignation over the course of the last 18 hours, some of which have come from high within the worlds of politics and punditry.