General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, compared supporters of former President Donald Trump to Nazis, according to a forthcoming book.
Milley, who has been widely criticized for being “woke,” claimed that Trump was preaching “the gospel of the Führer” when he contested the results of the 2020 election and claimed that Trump had led the U.S. to the brink of its own “Reichstag moment,” a reference to an incident in 1933 that Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler used to consolidate political power in Germany.
Some of the General’s most notable quotes from the book include:
“Trump and his allies tried to ‘overthrow’ the government.”
“They [Trump] can try [a coup] but he will never f****** succeed.”
“You can’t execute a coup without the military. You can’t do it without the CIA or the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.”
Referring to supporters of the Former President, Milley said:
“These are the same people we fought in World War II.”
The report concludes by saying that Milley told Michelle Obama on Biden’s inauguration day that “no one has a bigger smile today than I do. You can’t see it under my mask but I do.”
Milley stirred controversy during a recent hearing in front of Congress in which he said he defended the Far-Left Critical Race Theory to further understand “white rage.” He voiced his offense at Republican critics who refer to the U.S. military as “woke” under Biden’s leadership.
The General went on to admit reading Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin, saying, “That doesn’t make me a Communist.”
Author: Elizabeth Tierney