America's top military officer apologizes for stunt he pulled with President Trump (VIDEO)
General Mark Milley, the nation's top U.S. military official, has just made a speech apologizing for the stunt he pulled with President Trump, which saw them walking towards St. John's Church outside the White House just after peaceful protesters were forcibly removed form the area.
The revelation is both stunning and highly unusual for a current sitting chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He must be preparing for a Joe Biden presidency if he's acting like this.
"As many of you saw, the result of the photograph of me in Lafayette Square last week, that sparked a national debate about the role of the military in civil society. I should not have been there. My presence in that moment, and in that environment, created the perception of a military involved in domestic politics. As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I've learned from and I sincerely hope that we can all learn from it. We, who wear the cloth of our nation, come from the people of our nation and we must hold dear the principal of an apolitical military that is so deeply rooted in our very essence."
Milley could also be trying to cover his long reputation in the military after former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen publicly criticized Trump for the stunt a few weeks ago:
"Whatever Trump's goal in conducting his visit, he laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country, gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife, and risked further politicizing ... our armed forces."
Since Milley made the announcement, Trump has been unusually quiet considering his top general is now speaking out against him.