Last Updated on September 14, 2021
Today 45th President Donald Trump appeared on Newsmax with Sean Spicer, his former press secretary, and offered a response to the explosive claims published in a book written by Bob Woodward, of Watergate fame, who says that Gen. Mark Milley quietly and clandestinely called a Chinese general and informed him that, should President Trump attack China, he would give his Chinese counterpart advanced notice.
“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 in advance of an attack, that’s treason. I’ve had so many calls today saying, ‘That’s treason.’ said President Trump. He later 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.”
President Trump suggested that Milley is attempting to distance himself from his participation in the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal that left 13 United States servicemen slain, $85 billion in military equipment abandoned, and the country disgraced. (READ MORE: Four Chinese Warships Spotted Along Coast Of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands – Coast Guard)
“For him to say that I would even think about attacking China, I think he’s trying to just get out of his incompetent withdrawal out of Afghanistan,” suggested the 45th President. “The worst, the dumbest thing that anybody’s seen, probably the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to our country. They killed our soldiers, we left with embarrassment on our face, we left Americans behind, and we left $85 billion dollars worth of the best equipment in the world, that I bought, because I rebuilt the military, and then Biden gave it away.”
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 14, 2021
President Trump later added that he did not consider Woodward to be a reliable source, however, and wondered aloud whether he has a recording of Milley speaking to the Chinese general. (READ MORE: ‘White Rage’ General Mark Milley And Transgender Health Secretary Rachel Levine Played Football Together In High School)
“For him to say that I was going to attack China is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard, and everybody knows it. I have to tell you, I don’t know if they have him on tape saying this, but I found Woodward and I found his cohorts to be extremely dishonorable people,” said President Trump. “I did not ever think of attacking China.”
In his book, Woodward also claims that Milley – who recently shot to claim when he suggested it was important for the United States Armed Forces to learn about “white rage” and Critical Race Theory – held a secret meeting in the Pentagon in the days following January 6, during which he ordered the military not to follow orders given by President Trump.