According to an upcoming book, the last few days of Donald Trump’s presidency are like a roller coaster ride for the senior American military officer, as Trump and his allies try to stay in power after the 2020 election defeat.
General Mark Milli, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described a feeling of “disturbing” because he saw the then President Trump relentlessly claim that he had won the 2020 election, and Milli compared Trump’s actions with Adolf Hitler. The rise of Nazi Germany is compared.
Two Washington Post reporters wrote in the book: “This is the time for the Capitol,” Milly told his senior aides. “The Gospel of the Führer.”
In 1933, the Reichstag building caught fire in a fire, which provided an excuse for Hitler to consolidate his dictatorship.
According to the Washington Post, Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, “I Can Solve It Alone: The Disastrous Last Year of Donald J. Trump The book is based on interviews with more than 140 people, including senior Trump administration officials.
The author recounted a series of incidents involving General Milly, who became more and more worried after Trump’s defeat in the November election. Won by 306 to 232 At the American Electoral College.
Milly told people that after attending Trump’s planned “Million MAGA March” briefing, he was worried about the American version of the “street brown shirt.” Brownshirts are political and paramilitary agents who used violence and intimidation to support Hitler’s rise to power.
That night, according to the Washington Post’s report on the book, an old friend called Millie to warn him that people close to Trump were trying to “overthrow the government.”
“What the hell am I dealing with?” Millie responded.
The incident of Trump supporters rushing into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 still disrupted U.S. politics because Trump continues to have a wide-ranging influence on Republican voters and the party. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives formed a special committee to investigate the January 6 riots. The committee will hold its first public meeting as early as next week.
Trump, who still claims that the 2020 election was stolen, issued a statement on Thursday stating that he “lost respect for Milli” and “never threatened or talked to anyone about the coup.”
Trump’s statement said: “During my administration, Milly never showed what he shows now.”
In the days leading up to the end of the presidency, Trump tried to plant loyalists in the FBI, the CIA and the Department of Defense.
Millay took these warning signs seriously and began to quietly plan with other leaders of the Pentagon how they would stop Trump from using the military to stay in power.
“They may try, but they won’t succeed,” Milly told his deputy, according to the book.
Members of Congress and some Trump administration officials were also worried that Trump would try to use the military to continue in power. Millie provided a guarantee.
“Everything will be fine,” Mili suggested, according to the book.
“We will hand over power peacefully. We will land this plane safely. This is the United States. It is powerful. The institution is bending, but it will not break.”
In December of last year, Milly confronted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in an Army-Navy University American football game attended by Trump.
“What the hell is going on? What are you doing?” Millie asked Meadows.
As a former Republican congressman who joined the Trump White House in March 2020, Meadows is more political than his predecessor in the White House, John Kelly, who was a former military officer.
“Don’t worry,” Meadows suggested to Millie based on the book.
“Be careful,” Milly warned Meadows, who had been a staunch defender of Trump during his impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Security failure caused a violation of the Capitol
after that Riot on January 6 Initiated by Trump supporters in the U.S. Capitol—thousands stormed into Congress and disrupted the official statistics of the Electoral College that proved Biden’s victory—the National Guard was called to defend the Capitol.
At a meeting of military and senior law enforcement officials, plan security for the upcoming President Biden Opening on January 20, Milli told the group: “We will place a steel ring around the city, and the Nazis will not enter.”