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Trump asked his aide why his generals couldn’t be like Hitler’s, book says

WASHINGTON. President Donald Trump told his top White House aide that he wished he had generals like those who reported to Adolf Hitler that they were “completely loyal” to the leader of the Nazi regime, according to an upcoming book on the 45th president.

“Why can’t you be like German generals? Mr Trump told John Kelly, his boss of personnel preceding the question with obscenity, according to an excerpt from The Divider: Trump in The White House by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, published by online by The New Yorker on Monday morning. (Mr. Baker is Chief White House Correspondent for New York Times; Miss Glasser is a staff writer. for New Yorker.)

The passage portrays Mr. Trump as deeply frustrated with his position at the top. military officials whom he considered insufficiently loyal or obedient to him. During conversation with Mr Kelly who took place years before attack on Capitol on January 6, 2021, authors write, chief of headquarters told Mr Trump that the German generals were “trying to kill Hitler three times and nearly pulled out off”.

Mr. Trump was dismissive, according to the excerpt, apparently not knowing of The Second World War history that Mr. Kelly, a retired four-star general knew too well.

“No, no, no, they were absolutely faithful to him,” the president replied, the authors of the book say. “In his version of historygenerals of The Third Reich was completely subordinate to Hitler; It was model he wanted for his military. Kelly told Trump there are no such American generals, but the president is determined test sentence.”

A lot of of excerpt focuses on General Mark A. Milley, who served as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff of Staff, top countries military official, under Mr Trump. When the president offered him the job, General Milley told him, “I’ll do whatever you ask me to.” But it quickly deteriorated on the president.

general disappointment with the president reached his peak on June 1, 2020, when Black Lives Matter protesters filled Lafayette Square near the White House. Mr Trump demanded to send in in military to clear protesters, but General Milley and other high-ranking aides refused. In response, Mr. Trump yelled, “You’re all losers!” according to the passage. “Turning to Millie, Trump said, ‘You can’t just shoot them? Just shoot them in legs or what? ”, The authors write.

After the National Guard and police cleared the square, General Milli briefly joined president and other aides in walking through an empty park so that Mr. Trump can be photographed in front of Church on another side. The authors said that General Milli later considered him decision to join president to be “a misjudgment that would haunt him forever, a ‘moment on the road to Damascus,’ as he later put it.”

A week after this episode, General Milley wrote—but never delivered—a scathing resignation letter blaming the president he served. of politicization military”destruction international order”, without appreciating diversity and accepting the tyranny, dictatorship and extremism that members of in military swore fight against.

“I am convinced that you did great and irreparable harm to my country, general wrote in a letter that has not previously been disclosed and has been published in entirely from The New Yorker. General Milley wrote that Mr. Trump did not honor these who fought against Fascism and Nazis during World War II.

“Now it’s obvious to me that you don’t understand this world order,” wrote General Milli. “You don’t understand what war is. In fact you subscribe too much of the principles we fought against. And I can’t be party to the one, that.”

Nevertheless, General Milli eventually decided remain in office so he could ensure what military can serve as a bulwark against More and more out-of-management by the president, according to the authors of book.

“‘Sick just fight him,” General Milley told his staff, according to an excerpt from The New Yorker. The challenge, as he saw it, was to prevent Trump from doing anything more damage, while also current in a way it was consistent with his duty to bear out orders of his commander in main. ‘If they want court martial me or put me in jail in prison, go for it.”

In addition to the revelations about General Milli, an excerpt from the book reveals new details on Mr. Trump’s interaction with its top military as well as national siloviki and documents decisive efforts on the part of former the president is the most senior helpers to prevent domestic or international a crisis in weeks after he lost his bid for re-election.

Summer of In 2017, as the book excerpt shows, Mr. Trump returned from watching the Bastille Day parade. in Paris and told Mr Kelly that he wanted one of his own. But the president said to Mr. Kelly, “Look, I don’t want any injured guys in parade. it doesn’t look good for me,” the authors write.

“Kelly couldn’t believe what he was hearing,” the passage continues. “These are heroes,” he told Trump. “Our society has only one group of people who are more heroic than they – and they are buried over in Arlington. Trump replied: “I don’t want them. it doesn’t look good for me,” the authors say.

The passage highlights how a lot of of president senior aides tried to polish their reputation after the Capitol attack. Like General Milli who largely refrained from publicly criticizing Mr. Trump, they are now eager to state their differences with his clear cooperating with book authors and journalists.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who never publicly challenged Mr. Trump’s wild campaign statements and has rarely criticized him since, has been privately dismissive of statements of a scam that Mr. Trump and his advisers have accepted.

In the evening of November 9, 2020, after news media called race for According to the excerpt, Joseph R. Biden Jr., Mr. Pompeo, called General Milley and asked to see him. During a conversation at the general kitchen table, Mr. Pompeo was forthright in what he thought of in people around the president.

“The madmen took over”, Mr. Pompeo told General Milli, according to the authors. Behind the scenes, they write, Mr. Pompeo was quick to admit that the election over and refused to promote its repeal.

“He was completely against this, a senior State Department official remembered. Pompeo cynically justified this stark contrast between what he said in public as well as in private. ‘That was important for so that he is not fired at the end, so that he is there until the end, senior official said,” the passage says.

The authors describe in detail what they call “emergency arrangement” in weeks after the election between Mr. Pompeo and General Milli to make daily morning phone calls with Mark Meadows, head of the White House of employees, in attempt to make sure the President did not take dangerous actions.

Pompeo and Milli soon took call them “land the plane” phone calls, the authors write. “Our task is to safely land this plane and make a peaceful transfer. of power 20th of January,” Millie told his subordinates. “This is our duty to this nation.” Was problem, However. “Both engines out landing gear stuck. Were in emergency”.

Hearings January 6 on Capitol Hill showed this summer that a number of of in former top aides to the president pushed back confidentially against his election denials, even though some declined do it publicly. Some, including Pat A. Cipollone, former white house counsel showed they tried – without success – Convince the president that there is no evidence of significant fraud.

In the passage, the authors say that General Milli concluded that Mr. Cipollone was force for ‘trying to keep the fence around the president’.” general also believed that Mr. Pompeo was “genuinely trying to secure a peaceful transfer of power”, – the authors write. But they add that General Milli ‘never sure what to do of Meadows. Was the boss of personnel trying to land the plane or hijack it?”

General Milli is not the only top official who considered resignation in response to the president’s actions, the authors write.

Book excerpt details private conversations between the president national safety team as they discussed what to do in in event that he was trying to take actions that they thought they could not bear. The authors report that General Milli consulted with Robert Gates, former defense secretary and former CIA director.

Gates’ advice was straightforward, the authors write: “Keep the leaders on board with you and do it clear To the White House that if you go, then they all leave, so that the White House knows that this is not just about firing Mark Milli. This applies to the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff. of Dismissal of staff in response.'”

Exposure does clear that Mr. Trump didn’t always get a “yes”men what he wanted. During one Exchange in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump asked General Paul J. Selva, an Air Force officer and vice chairman. of Joint Chiefs of Staff of Headquarters, what did he think about the desire of the president for a military parade through the country’s capital on fourth of July.

General Selva’s previously unreported response was blunt—not that the President wanted hear, according to the authors of the book.

“I didn’t grow up up in USA, I actually grew up up in Portugal, General Selva said. “Portugal was a dictatorship and the parades were to show people who there were guns. As well as in we don’t do that in this country.” He added’Is not who we.'”

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