Trump slams Gen. Mark Milley as a 'complete nutjob' who endangered America after Biden defends his secret calls to China

DONALD Trump slammed General Mark Milley on Wednesday as a "complete nutjob" who endangered America after President Joe Biden defended his secret calls to China.

The former president issued a September 15 statement criticizing Gen. Mark Milley and insisting the Joint Chiefs Chairman "never" told him or "too many other people" about the calls he made to China.

Just one day after Trump accused Gen. Milley of treason, the former president said: "Milley never told me about calls being made to China.

"From what I understand, he didn't tell too many people either. He put our country in a very dangerous position but President Xi knows better, and would've called me.

"The way Milley and the Biden administration handled the Afghanistan withdrawal, perhaps the most embarrassing moment in our Country's history, would not exactly instill fear in China.

"Milley is a complete nutjob! The only reason Biden will not fire or court-martial Milley is because he doesn't want him spilling the dirty secrets on Biden's deadly disaster in Afghanistan."

Trump's statement was issued on the same day President Biden and White House press secretary Jen Psaki's defended Gen. Milley's "secret" calls.

Biden told reporters at the White House on Wednesday he had "great confidence" in Gen. Milley.

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Psaki also insisted Biden has "complete confidence" in Gen. Milley's "leadership, his patriotism, and his fidelity to our Constitution."

She added: "I can’t speak to the former president’s experience with him or the former president’s views of him. But this president, this current president, who follows the constitution, who’s not fomenting an insurrection, who follows the rule of law has complete confidence in Chairman Milley and him continuing to serve in his role.

“I don’t think the president is looking for the guidance of members of Congress who stood by while the president of the United States and the leader of their party fomented an insurrection and many of them are silent."

Their support comes amid reports that a new book Peril — by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa — alleges Gen. Milley called his Chinese counterpart in Trump's final months as president.

Milley reportedly called his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army.

The book alleges that the phone calls took place prior to the 2020 presidential election on October 30, 2020, and two days after the January 6 Capitol riot.

The Washington Post depicted an excerpt from the book, which allegedly stated that Milley told Zuocheng that he would warn him in advance should America decide to "attack."

The report prompted Trump to speak out on a Tuesday phone call with NewsMaxTV.

During the call, the former president said: "For him to say that I would even think about attacking China… I think he's trying to just get out of his incompetent withdrawal out of Afghanistan."

Gen. Milley's spokesman Col. Dave Butler has defended the "secret" calls allegations, Fox News reports.

In a Wednesday statement, Butler said: "The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world, including with China and Russia.

"These conversations remain vital to improving mutual understanding of U.S. national security interests, reducing tensions, providing clarity, and avoiding unintended consequences or conflict."

Meanwhile, Gen. Milley has yet to comment on Peril, which is set to be released on September 21, 2021.

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