Since early January, former President Donald Trump has defended himself against those who accused him of inciting the Washington D.C. riots. Many claimed Trump was at least indirectly responsible.
Democrat leaders slammed Trump for riling up his supporters and even instructing them to start a “coup.” And recently, similar claims have come from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark Milley.
But Donald has a fiery message for Milley and everyone else.
Gen. Milley stepped into the nationwide limelight this past week, as he was featured in a book published by Washington Post reporters.
As CNN reported, this book contains disturbing allegations from Gen. Milley, who claims he was worried that Trump and his supporters would launch a coup after the November election.
In fact, Milley says he was so concerned that his team was preparing for ways to stop it if it started:
‘They may try, but they’re not going to fu***** succeed,’ Milley allegedly told deputies.
‘You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.’
Well, the former POTUS didn’t take kindly to these remarks.
He released a statement in response to the new allegations and as usual, Trump didn’t hold back. Via The Daily Caller:
I never threatened, or spoke about, to anyone, a coup of our Government.
So ridiculous! Sorry to inform you, but an Election is my form of ‘coup,’ and if I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley.
He got his job only because the world’s most overrated general, James Mattis, could not stand him, had no respect for him, and would not recommend him.
Trump and Milley have been at odds since the St. John’s Church incident in 2020, when protesters attempted to burn the church and then-President Trump went to visit the location.
At the time, the media slammed Milley for walking with the President during his “photo op,” as they dubbed it.
And instead of Milley defending himself, he apologized. Trump called this “choking like a dog” and instead of saying “I am proud to walk with and protect the President of the United States,” Milley buckled to pressure.
In his most recent statement, trump finished by saying: “I’m not into coups!”
Gen. Milley reportedly told his staff that Trump was “stoking unrest,” but the former Commander-in-Chief continues to emphasize his innocence.
In the meantime, Democrat leaders are attempting to start an investigation into the Jan. 6 events, and whether or not Trump was indeed guilty of inciting the violent riots.
But no matter what happens, it’s unlikely that Trump will ever change his tune.
It is important to note that immediately after the rioting began at the Capitol, the President tweeted that everyone involved should be arrested and get “10 years in prison.”
However, those investigating the events of the day will try to use other evidence against Trump. But many Republicans and Trump supporters don’t believe any of it will hold up in court.
- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has accused Trump and his supporters of starting a “coup.”
- The former President has since responded, saying he “never threatened, or spoke about, to anyone, a coup of our government.”
- Trump first slammed Milley for “choking like a dog” under media pressure during the St. John’s Church incident.
Source: The Daily Caller