Appearing on Newsmax, former President Trump responded to the bombshell Gen. Milley story.
Trump said “If it is actually true, which is hard to believe, that he would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack, that’s TREASON.”
"If it is actually true, which is hard to believe, that he would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack, that's TREASON." – President Donald J. Trump pic.twitter.com/ZyhSlkg2I5
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) September 14, 2021
Per The Hill:
The Times reported that according to the book, U.S. intelligence in the days before the 2020 election revealed that the Chinese believed Trump was preparing to launch a military strike to manufacture an international crisis that he could then work to solve as part of a plan to solidify a victory in the upcoming election.
Milley, who was reportedly becoming increasingly concerned about China’s military rising military capabilities and the possibility that one deceptive action could spark conflict between the two nations, called Gen. Li Zuocheng of China twice to discuss the situation.
He was reportedly looking to assure the general and Chinese President Xi Jinping that the U.S. was not preparing a strike, and note that the U.S. was not collapsing after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol shook the nation.
“Things may look unsteady,” the authors said Milley told Gen Li Zuocheng of China on Jan. 8, according to the Times.