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Milley pressed on claims he was concerned Trump would attempt coup

July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said Wednesday he wouldn't comment on a recent book excerpt alleging he was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take other dangerous or illegal measures after the November election that the general and other top officials informally planned ways to stop Trump.

(CNN)Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said Wednesday he wouldn't comment on a recent book excerpt alleging he was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take other dangerous or illegal measures after the November election that the general and other top officials informally planned ways to stop Trump.

But Milley did stress that he and the other top military leaders have always "maintained" their oaths to the Constitution and not to any individual.

"I want you to know, and I want everyone to know, I want America to know, that the United States military is an apolitical institution.

And the military did not and will not and should not ever get involved in domestic politics.

It is not the job of the US military.

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