This morning, during his address to the graduates of the National Defense University, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, apologized for appearing in a photo with President Trump after a night of violent riots in Washington D.C. by far-left radicals. From his pre-recorded speech to the National Defense University graduates: “I should not have been there. My presence…created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.”
General Milley appeared in photos standing by President Trump, as he walked across the street from the White House to the historic St. John’s Church that was torched the night before by dangerous far-left rioters.
Milley was nominated to the position of Army chief of staff by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in August 2015.
According to Defense One – Milley’s rise to top Army officer came quickly. Previously, he was the commander of U.S. Forces Command, a post he only held for nine months. Previously, for a little more than one year, he was the deputy commander of the Afghanistan war and ran the international coalition’s day-to-day operations.
For many Americans watching major cities across America burn, the torching of a church across the street from the White House, the most protected building in the world, was unnerving. The following day, it was reported that President Trump and his family were whisked away into the underground bunker in the White House. Instead of showing concern for the life of our President and his family, the media mocked him, calling him a coward for moving into a protected area. At the same time, rioters threatened his safety and the safety of his wife and 14-year-old son just outside of the White House.
The following day, President Trump spoke to the American from the White House lawn. When he was finished speaking, President Trump walked across the street to the church that was torched by radicals the night before. What the media failed to report is that his simple act of walking across the street reassured Americans that the men and women tasked with protecting him and our nation were in control. By walking across the street to St. John’s church, President Trump helped to calm the fears of everyday Americans, who the night before, watched the unimaginable looting, violence, and destruction of private property by criminals using the death of George Floyd as an excuse to commit acts of violence, arson, and to steal private property.
There was nothing “political” about President Trump’s walk across the street. By walking freely across the street, he was doing what all good leaders do; he was leading by example. He was telling us not to be afraid, to go about our daily lives without living in fear of being harmed, that our law enforcement and our US military would protect us from the criminals tearing down entire cities across America.
When General Mark Milley, a graduate of Princeton and Columbia Universities (two of the most radicalized institutions of higher learning in America), apologized for choosing sides in “domestic politics,” he essentially drew the line between President Trump and those who support “law and order,” and the rioters, looters and violent activists supported by the left. Given that he’s President Trump’s Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs, perhaps General Mark Milley should re-evaluate his career choices, given his concern over offending the anarchists and violent criminals that caused President Trump to walk across the street in the first place.
Conservative lawyer Mike Cernovich said it best when he called out General Mark Milley, for his “dopey apology video,” reminding everyone that Milley is not a 22-year-old out of West Point, adding that he should resign.
General Mark Milley is chairman of the joint chief of staffs – the highest ranking military officer in the U.S. You don't get to make some dopey apology video at his level. He's not a 22 year old out of West Point. General Milley must resign.