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Trump Urges Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley To Resign

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Former President Donald Trump is calling on Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to resign.

The 45th president made his case in a tweemail on Wednesday, echoing experts from a book claiming Milley clashed with Trump over the handling of the racial justice protests last summer and a viral moment last week when the general defended the teaching of critical race theory in military institutions during a hearing.

“Gen. Milley ought to resign, and be replaced with someone who is actually willing to defend our Military from the Leftist Radicals who hate our Country and our Flag,” Trump said.

He referred to Milley speaking out after reports suggested the National Guard and police removed Black Lives Matter protesters from Lafayette Square so the 45th president could pose for a photograph, saying he should not have been present in an “environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.”

The Interior Department’s inspector general determined the park was not cleared to make way for the president’s appearance but rather to install new anti-scale fencing, according to a report released on June 8, 2021.

“When Black Lives Matter rioters were threatening to destroy Washington, D. C., he practically begged me not to send in the military to stop the riots,” Trump said. “Milley later issued an embarrassing and groveling apology for walking at my side to St. John’s Church, which far-left rioters almost burned to the ground the day before.”

“Instead of denouncing the rioters, he denounced himself — a humiliation for our Military. A year later even the Fake News had to admit that their Lafayette Square narrative was a giant lie. Milley, once again, looked like a fool,” the former president added.

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