“General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, likened Donald Trump’s effort to hold on to power after the 2020 election to Adolf Hitler, saying the president was preaching ‘the gospel of the Führer’ with his lies about the election being stolen, according to a new book by two Washington Post reporters,” New York Magazine reports.
“As chronicled in I Alone Can Fix It, by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, the Pentagon’s top general said shortly before the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol that Trump had led the country to the brink of its own ‘Reichstag moment,’ viewing him as a potential threat to American democracy.”
Washington Post: “Milley described ‘a stomach-churning’ feeling as he listened to Trump’s untrue complaints of election fraud, drawing a comparison to the 1933 attack on Germany’s parliament building that Hitler used as a pretext to establish a Nazi dictatorship.”
CNN reports Milley “was so shaken” that Trump and his allies “might attempt a coup or take other dangerous or illegal measures after the November election that Milley and other top officials informally planned for different ways to stop Trump.”
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- Leonnig, Carol (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 592 Pages - 07/20/2021 (Publication Date) - Penguin Press (Publisher)