The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley told the president he can’t have the military for his war on Americans. No, he didn’t say that, he wrote (via)
As members of the Joint Force – comprised of all races, colors and creeds – you embody the ideals of our Constitution. Please remind all of our troops and leaders that we will uphold the values of our nation, and operate consistent with national laws and our own high standards of conduct at all times.
And just in case you are thinking, “Ah ha! they aren’t protesters, they’re looters! Milley is an ally of Trump! We’re gonna bust some heads!” Ask yourself, why did Milley write this letter now? Why did he say that thing about all races, colors, and creeds?
Followup, June 11th: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Milley apologizes for appearing with Trump at church photo op … “I should not have been there,” Milley said in a video commencement address to National Defense University