Journalists learned about the military’s fears that Trump will launch a nuclear strike

In The United States has published another book about the presidency of Donald Trump. Its authors told about the conspiracy of the military, who decided that the president is insane and can launch a nuclear strike on China

 Journalists learned about the military's fears that Trump will launch a nuclear strike

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In the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, single-handedly took secret measures to deprive the president of the potential opportunity to order a military strike or use nuclear weapons against China. This episode is described in the book “The Threat” by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, writes CNN. Woodward is known for the fact that in 1972, working at the Washington Post, together with his colleague Carl Bernstein, he was the first to learn and write about the Watergate scandal.

In the new book, Woodward and Costa wrote that Milli was “deeply shocked” by Trump’s behavior after the election defeat. The general was sure that Trump had a serious mental decline, and he almost went mad, shouted at officials, built his own alternative reality about endless conspiracies in the elections. Milli was worried that Trump might “get out of control,” the authors write.

The general called a secret meeting in his office at the Pentagon on January 8, 2021. Speaking to high-ranking military officials responsible for the National Military Command Center, Milli instructed them not to carry out orders from anyone without his authorization.

“Whatever you are told, you are acting according to the procedure. According to all the rules. I & mdash; part of the procedure», & mdash; told Millie to the officers, the book says. Then he walked around the room, looked each officer in the eye and asked them to verbally confirm that they understood. “Got it?””raquo;— the general asked each of those present. “Yes, sir,” the officers replied. & laquo; Milli considered it an oath», & mdash; the authors write.

General Milli received a call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one of Trump’s main opponents, and received assurances from the general that nuclear weapons are under control. The book quotes Pelosi’s words about Trump: “You know he’s crazy. He’s been crazy for a long time.” Milli replied: “Madam Speaker, I agree with you in everything.”

The New York Times, citing the same book, says that Milli called his Chinese counterpart Li Zocheng twice in October 2020 and January 2021 to assure him that Trump has no plans to attack China. In his calls, Milli tried to assure his Chinese counterpart that the United States was not going to attack, and if an attack occurred, he would warn his Chinese comrades in advance.

Donald Trump reacted to the publication. The Hill quotes him as saying that the book was ” concocted by a weak and ineffective general together with two authors whom I refused to give interviews because they write fiction, not facts.” Trump said that he had never thought about attacking China and “Beijing knows this”, and the general’s act, if it really was, is a “national betrayal”.

Trump blamed Millie for the disorderly withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

“If the story of the stupid General Mark Milley, that failed leader who organized the worst withdrawal of troops from the country, from Afghanistan, in the history of the United States, leaving behind many dead and wounded soldiers, many American citizens, the latest and most advanced military equipment worth $ 85 billion and the damaged reputation of our country, is true, then I assume that he will be tried for treason, because he made contacts with his Chinese counterpart behind the president’s back and promised China that he would notify them of the attack.” mdash;thinks Trump.

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