Trump hammered after saying he wouldn't use Gen. Milley if he 'was going to do a coup'

Trump hammered after saying he wouldn't use Gen. Milley if he 'was going to do a coup'
Army Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff of the Army, at a cake-cutting honoring the 381st birthday of the National Guard and unveiling the new National Guard Bureau Organizational Badge, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2017. The badge is authorized for wear while assigned to the NGB and is not permanently awarded. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill)
Former Marine officer: Military leaders must have the courage to speak out if asked to do something unconstitutional

Donald Trump is lashing out after excerpts from a bombshell book by top Washington Post reporters revealed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, was so worried the outgoing president would stage a military coup he took drastic measures to ensure it could not happen.

Trump is now being mocked after issuing a carefully-worded statement denying he ever "threatened, or spoke about, to anyone, a coup of our Government."

Related – 'National Emergency': Experts Warn After Bombshell Report Reveals Top General Feared Trump Would Stage Military Coup

But then he says: "if I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley."

That portion of his remarks (figuratively) made some heads explode:

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