President Trump joined Newsmax via telephone on Tuesday to respond to a report claiming Milley called China behind his back.
According to a new book “Peril” written by Bob Woodward, Mark Milley, the Joint Chiefs chairman, told China in a secret phone call that he would give advance warning if the US was ever going to attack.
“In a pair of secret phone calls (Oct. 20 and Jan. 8), Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the PLA, that the U.S. would not strike, according to the new book written by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political editor Robert Costa.
On January 8, 2021, the same day Milley reportedly spoke to China in a secret phone call, CNN ran a story claiming Pelosi had gotten assurances from Milley there are safeguards in place in the event President Trump wants to launch a nuclear weapon.
Trump reacted to this news on Tuesday and said if it’s true, it’s treason.
“So, first of all, if it is actually true, which is hard to believe that he would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or advance of an attack, that’s treason!” Trump said. “Number two, it’s totally ridiculous…for him to say that I would even think about attacking China — I think he’s just trying to get out of his incompetent withdrawal out of Afghanistan…they killed our soldiers and we left $85 billion worth of equipment.”
Trump added, “For him to say that I was going to attack China is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard – and everybody knows it.
Trump wondered if there is a recording of Milley talking to China because he said Woodward is a sleaze.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 14, 2021