According to Washington Post reporters, the Pentagon’s top brass was so concerned about Donald Trump mood in the final days of his term that it secretly took steps to avoid a war with China.
Did Donald Trump spin out of control at the end of his term?
The last days of Trump’s presidency are said to have caused some concern in the United States. So reveals a book written by Washington Post journalists.
The senior Pentagon official was so concerned about Donald Trump’s mental state that he asked his aides to stop obeying him.
He even took the initiative to call his Chinese military counterparts to reassure them, “I can assure you that the American state is stable and that everything will be fine.”
However, the phrase does not exude serenity, especially since the Chief of Staff calls his counterpart in the enemy country to assure him that there is no war in the making. “We are not going to attack or conduct military operations against you.” It is astonishing and speaks volumes about the chaos in the wake of Donald Trump’s defeat.
The General Milley also made his aides promise not to immediately obey a possible extreme order from Donald Trump, particularly on the use of nuclear weapons, following the Republican president’s election defeat in November.
An “oath” against a nuclear attack
He was to be briefed first and asked all the assembled officials to confirm that they had understood correctly, the Woodward and Costa reporters add, according to which it was an “oath.”
He also asked then CIA director Gina Haspel and military intelligence chief Gen. Paul Nakasone to keep an eye on any erratic behavior by Donald Trump. The latter reacted and talks intelligence with the enemy.
In a second appeal after the attack on the Capitol, General Milley wrote: “It’s all good, but democracy is sometimes messy.”