Former President Donald Trump was right about the Washington, D.C. swamp. A new book reveals that maybe we didn’t know how right he was.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley allegedly promised to tip him off the Chinese military if the U.S. was about to attack, Fox News reported. This information was revealed in an upcoming book “Peril” by famed Watergate journalist Bob Woodward and political reporter Robert Costa.
The authors assert that Milley made two phone calls to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army. The dates are noteworthy as the first was in Oct. 2020 ahead of the presidential election while the other was just after the incursion at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Trump appeared on NewsMax TV’s “Spicer & Co.” Tuesday to address the bombshell revelation. “So, first of all, 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,” Trump told host Sean Spicer, who had briefly served as his White House press secretary.
“I’ve had so many calls today saying that’s treason, number one,” Trump added. “Number two, it’s totally ridiculous.”
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 14, 2021
Trump subsequently released a statement and called the whole assertion a work of fiction. “For the record, I never even thought of attacking China—and China knows that,” he said.
“The people that fabricated the story are sick and demented, and the people who print it are just as bad,” Trump said. “In fact, I’m the only President in decades who didn’t get the U.S. into a war—a well known fact that is seldom reported.”
It remains to be seen whether this is true, but the allegation is serious enough that it deserves official scrutiny. If Milley made those calls with that promise, this amounts to giving aid and comfort to the enemy — and that’s the definition of treason.