Terrifying new revelations about the Trump administration’s (insane) actions in government, and who knows how many more will come out over time.
In the final months of the Trump administration, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, was so scared that the president might start a war with China that he had, on two separate occasions, secret contacts with the head of the People’s Army, General Li Zuocheng. This is what Bob Woodward reveals, in his new book signed together with another Washington Post journalist Robert Costa, specifying that the head of the American armed forces in these phone calls reassured the Chinese general about the fact that Washington would not attack Beijing. outstream In the new book signed by the famous Watergate journalist, the dates of these phone calls are also given, October 30, that is four days before the elections, and January 8, two days after the dramatic assault on Congress by Donald Trump supporters in an attempt to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory. The first phone call, reconstructs the book titled “Peril,’ danger, due out next week, Milley made after reading an intelligence report that highlighted how the Chinese thought the Americans were preparing an attack, in light of tensions over exercises in the South China Sea and Trump’s belligerent rhetoric. “General Li, I want to assure you that the U.S. government is stable and all is well, we will not attack or conduct kinetic operations against you,” the American general said in the phone call, even going so far as to assure that he would have warned him otherwise. “General Li, we have known each other for five years now – he would have said – if we were to attack, I would warn you, it would not be a surprise.” In the second phone call, after the assault on Congress, Milley had to reassure the Chinese that democracy in the U.S. remained “100 percent stable, everything is fine, but democracies can sometimes be chaotic.” General Milley did not report to Trump about conversations with General Li, partly because he was convinced that the president after the election defeat had become too mentally unstable. Something that Milley reported to Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a phone call, also occurred on January 8, of which the authors of the book have obtained a transcript.