Trump hammered after saying he wouldn't use Gen. Milley if he 'was going to do a coup'
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."
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."
Responding to @PhilipRucker & @CarolLeonnig's book, Trump says in part, "I never threatened, or spoke about, to anyone, a coup of our Government...If I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley...I'm not into coups!"
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 15, 2021
That portion of his remarks (figuratively) made some heads explode:
An American President uttered the words, “If I was going to do a coup…" https://t.co/eMsm25Ut62
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) July 15, 2021
"America isn't my type"
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 15, 2021
“I didn't do it, but if I did…" is always a strong tell
— Thomas Krafft (@thomaskrafft) July 15, 2021
This is a very “if I did it" by OJ Simpson-type statement https://t.co/RAFS4LOCZ1
— farhad manjoo (@fmanjoo) July 15, 2021
"If I Did It" https://t.co/OIg8fTsv95
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) July 15, 2021
If I did it https://t.co/1PFSk5olhI
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 15, 2021
Sadly, this reminds me of OJ Simpson's book, "If I Did It."
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 15, 2021
Literally the narcissist's prayer… I never did a coup… but if I did it would not be with him. https://t.co/bQrZYcphl9
— Michael Rae (@zerorazor) July 15, 2021
Guys, I had to do it.https://t.co/w4zcXuRQ6t pic.twitter.com/Fc0J0yOwdZ
— Red (@Redpainter1) July 15, 2021
Actual statement from actual former prez: “If I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley."
This stain will never wash out. pic.twitter.com/ZWLhvbDyOC — Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) July 15, 2021
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