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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley, has ensured that he’s taking “appropriate measures” for his and his family’s safety after former President Trump’s recent remarks.
During an appearance on “60 Minutes,” Milley responded to Trump’s post on Truth Social, which labeled him a “Woke train wreck” and accused him of committing treason. The post referenced Milley’s reassurance calls to China towards the end of Trump’s presidency, with Trump stating, “A war between China and the United States could have been the result of this treasonous act.”
When questioned about his safety by CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, Milley affirmed, “I’ve got adequate safety precautions.” Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper also weighed in on the matter, expressing concerns about potential retaliation by Trump against officials he disagreed with.
Recalling an incident from his tenure, Esper shared with CNN, “Milley and I had to talk the president out of” taking action against certain military officials. He added, “The president has also said that a second term would be about retribution, right? So, I think these are all legitimate concerns.”