It almost seems the entire military establishment has turned on Trump. That is a good sign:
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley says he regrets his participation in President Trump’s photo opportunity outside St. John’s Church last week.
“I should not have been there,” Milley said during a recorded message aired at the graduation of the National Defense University on Thursday morning. “My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.”
“As a commissioned, uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from,” he said. “And I sincerely hope we all can learn from it.”TheHill.com
Milley is openly defying King Trump:
America’s highest ranking soldier, General Mark Milley, who chairs the Joint Chiefs of Staff, raised his voice when President Donald Trump demanded the regular military be deployed against George Floyd protesters, according to the New Yorker. The verbal tussle happened in the Oval Office just days before Trump’s ill-advised bible photo op, which Milley attended. A senior military official told the New Yorker that the president and Milley “got into a shouting match” with Milley insisting the military could not be dispatched against American civilians. “I’m not doing that,” he reportedly told Trump. “That’s for law enforcement.” The New Yorker source then described Milley as brash and pushy, adding, “We have a bully in the White House, and a bully needs a bully.”TheDailyBeast.com
This follows recent denunciations of Trump by prominent retired generals. Including his former Secretary of Defense.