A top US general said 'I agree with you on everything' when Nancy Pelosi called Trump 'crazy' after the Capitol riot: book
- House Speaker
Nancy Pelositold a top US general in January that Trump was "crazy," a new book says.
- The general,
Mark Milley, responded, "I agree with you on everything," according to the book.
- Their conversation took place two days after the deadly Capitol riot, the book said.
A top US general reportedly agreed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she said in January that President
The conversation took place on January 8, two days after Trump incited his supporters to storm the Capitol to disrupt Congress' certification of the election results, the book said.
Woodward and Costa obtained a transcript of Pelosi's phone call to US Gen. Mark Milley, in which she said she wanted to know "what precautions are available to prevent an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or from accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike," the book said, according to The Post.
Milley told Pelosi that there were "a lot of checks in the system" to prevent Trump from going rogue, the book said.
Pelosi reportedly then told Milley: "He's crazy. You know he's crazy."
"He's crazy and what he did yesterday is further evidence of his craziness," Pelosi added, referring to the deadly Capitol riot.
According to the book, Milley responded, "I agree with you on everything."
Woodward and Costa reported that Milley's conversation with Pelosi wasn't the only time he expressed doubts about Trump's actions and mental faculties. According to The Post, the book said Milley was so worried that Trump would spark a military confrontation with China near the end of his presidency that Milley twice called his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng, to assure him the US would not strike.
Milley's conversations with Li and Pelosi were evidence of his belief that Trump's mental state had declined after the November general election, the book said, according to The Post.
Milley accused Trump of spreading "the gospel of the Führer" by lying about the election results and compared his supporters to "Brownshirts in the streets," that book said. A week after the Capitol riot, Milley reportedly said of the pro-Trump mob: "These guys are Nazis, they're boogaloo boys, they're Proud Boys. These are the same people we fought in World War II."
The general has spoken out in recent months against the Capitol riot and the sentiments that motivated it.
"I want to understand white rage. And I'm white," Milley said while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee in June.
"What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that?" Milley said. "I want to find that out."
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