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Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed skepticism about reports that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, went behind their backs to call Chinese officials, but said such actions were seditious if true. Was.

Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa allege in their forthcoming book “Peril” that Milley made two secret calls to his Chinese counterpart, General Li Xuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army.

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Milli, who was secretly called Chinese officials out of fear, will ‘attack’ in the last days, claims the book

Milley reportedly called on January 8, 2021, on October 30, 2020, before the 2020 presidential election and on January 6, two days after the Capitol riots, and assured Zhuocheng of the stability of the US government. He reportedly assured the Chinese general that he would contact him regarding any imminent attacks from the US during the days of Trump’s presidency.

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“So, first of all, if it’s really true, which is hard to believe, that he would have called China and did these things and was prepared to advise them on the attack or before the attack, that’s treason,” Trump said. Told Sean Spicer, host on Newsmax TV’s “Spicer & Company.”

Trump continued, “I got a lot of calls today saying this is treason, number one.” While admitting that he was tough on China with regards to trade and COVID-19, he described the idea that a unilateral attack on China would be “completely ridiculous”.

In a statement released shortly after his interview on Newsmax, Trump called on Milley to step aside, floating a theory that Milley himself came up with the story and leaked it to Woodward and Costa, whom he posed as journalists. Described in “Those who write fiction, not facts.”

“For the record, I never even thought of attacking China—and China knows it. The people who coined the story are sick and crazy, and the people who printed it are just as bad. In fact, I am the only president in decades who has not put America at war – a well-known fact that is rarely reported,” Trump said.