President Trump continues to face opposition from within his own government.
Even top levels of the military oppose Donald Trump.
And now one General just betrayed Donald Trump to the media with this jaw-dropping comment.
Donald Trump’s administration negotiated a peace deal to end the war on Afghanistan, which is America’s longest running war at nearly 19 years.
The President already ordered a draw down to 4,500 troops.
But on social media, the President announced that all American forces in Afghanistan should be home by Christmas.
“We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!” the President wrote on social media.
In an interview on NPR, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley rejected the President’s order.
Milley referenced National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien saying America would draw down to 2,500 troops early next year and rejected that as well.
“I think that Robert O’Brien or anyone else can speculate as they see fit,” General Milley exclaimed. “I’m going to engage in the rigorous analysis of the situation based on the conditions and the plans that I am aware of and my conversations with the president.”
General Milley also rejected the idea that the President could give orders over Twitter.
“That was the decision of the president on a conditions-based withdrawal,” General Milley added. “So we’re monitoring all of those conditions closely. And we’re, the military, are giving our best military advice on those conditions so that the president can make an informed, deliberate, responsible decision.”
Generals do not get to pick and choose what orders they follow.
Donald Trump ordered American troops home from Afghanistan by Christmas.
In America, civilians have control over the military.
General Milley is overturning that institutional norm that stood from the beginning of the republic by flagrantly disobeying Donald Trump’s order to bring America’s troops home.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.