SANTA MONICA – Last week, four time indicted former President Trump suggested the General Mark A. Milley was a traitor and should be executed. Trump made the comment when discussing Milley’s communications with his international counterparts.
Milley was seemingly trying to calm international fears about the aggressive position the Trump administration often took against China. As part of his duties, Milley often spoke with his counterparts about various political subjects. Protocol for those high-profile conversations demanded the calls be reported and staffed, coordinated, and communicated with the Department of Defense, reported CBS News. The calls between countries are highly coordinated, recorded, and logged.
The telephone call between Milley and his Chinese counterpart, General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, was meant to reassure the Chinese that the United States would not launch an attack against China.
Trump seemingly knew about the scheduled calls between Milley and his international counterparts.
More than once, Trump has used language that has promoted a feeling of violence and aggression towards towards his critics. Milley spoke with CBS News about Trump’s comments. When asked if he had taken precautions to safeguard his family, Milley said that he has safety protocols in place.
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