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Trump Accuses Milley of Treason, Faces Backlash from Republicans

Former President Donald Trump is facing backlash from within the Republican Party after suggesting that outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley committed crimes worthy of the death penalty.

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Trump wrote the fiery accusations on his social media platform Truth Social, taking umbrage with Milley's reported phone call with China following the Jan. 6, 2021, protests.

Trump wrote that Milley "turned out to be a Woke train wreck who, if the Fake News reporting is correct, was actually dealing with China to give them a heads-up on the thinking of the President of the United States."

Trump's accusations are based on reports that Milley made two phone calls to his Chinese counterpart in the waning months of Trump's presidency, once on October 30, 2020, and again on January 8, 2021. The calls were made after Trump had lost the 2020 presidential election but refused to concede, and after the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.

In the calls, Milley reportedly assured his Chinese counterpart that the United States would not attack China, even if Trump ordered one. He also reportedly said that he would give the Chinese advance warning if the United States did decide to attack.

Trump has accused Milley of treason for these calls, and has called for him to be executed. However, Milley's supporters say that he was simply trying to prevent a war with China, and that his actions were in the best interests of national security.

Trump's accusations against Milley have been met with backlash from within the Republican Party. Some Republicans have defended Milley, while others have expressed concern about Trump's attacks on the military.

For example, Republican Senator Marco Rubio said that Milley is "a patriot who served his country with honor and distinction." Republican Senator Mitt Romney said that Trump's attacks on Milley are "dangerous and irresponsible."

On the other hand, Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said that Milley should be "court-martialed and hanged." Republican Representative Matt Gaetz said that Milley is a "traitor" and a "disgrace to the uniform."

Trump's accusations against Milley have also been met with criticism from outside the Republican Party. Democratic President Joe Biden has defended Milley, saying that he is a "man of honor" and a "great soldier."

The backlash against Trump's accusations against Milley is a sign that the Republican Party is divided on the issue. Some Republicans are willing to defend the military against Trump's attacks, while others are more willing to side with Trump, even when he attacks the institutions that are essential to national security.

It is important to note that Trump's accusations against Milley have not been substantiated. There is no evidence that Milley committed any crimes. Trump's attacks on Milley appear to be politically motivated and should be condemned.

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