Report: Gen. Milley stopped Trump from going ‘rogue’ and launching nuclear weapons

Days after the January 6th riots, General Mark Milley reportedly secured the nuclear weapons from then President Trump who was seemingly in a “serious mental decline.” The details come from Bob Woodward’s newest book cowritten by Robert Costa titled “Peril.” CNN obtained a copy before its release date this September 21st.

As a result of the riots, the general apparently worried that Trump could ‘go rogue,’ according to the authors. So, he committed his staff to not take order from Trump without his approval. “No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” Milley reportedly told the officers during a January 8th meeting. Milley looked every staffer in the eye and demanded a verbal response.

Then, the two authors obtained a transcript from a call between Milley and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She was also concerned about the security of nuclear weapons and encouraged Milley to keep Trump away from them.

“What I’m saying to you is that if they couldn’t even stop him from an assault on the Capitol, who even knows what else he may do? And is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?” Pelosi said. “You know he’s crazy. He’s been crazy for a long time.”

“Madam Speaker, I agree with you on everything,” Milley said.

The book is Woodward’s second written about the Trump presidency. Read the full article here.

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