(FixThisNation.com) – Former President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Gen. Mark Milley have many expressing concerns about his intentions for his second term in the White House and his attempts to seek retribution if he ends up back in the Oval Office.
On Friday, Trump suggested that Milley, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman who will be leaving his post at the end of the week, should have received the death penalty for betraying Trump. He further claimed that Milley had committed an act of treason.
Days before these remarks Milley had warned that if Trump wins back the White House in 2024 he would attempt to take revenge on all those he believed had wronged him. Miley considers himself to be at the top of that list.
As he had told The Atlantic in a profile published last week, Trump was going to “start throwing people in jail” and he would be the first person he would go after.
Protect Democracy legal counsel Kristy Parker argued that the remarks made by Trump about Milley were “deeply troubling” for U.S. democracy. She added that even if these are just threats, they still have a big effect on those public actors who need to perform their jobs in order for American democracy to continue functioning. She further pointed out that Trump had previously talked about weaponizing the Department of Justice in order to go against those he believed to be his enemies.
Trump and Miley have been clashing for years as the two had different opinions on what the role of the military should have been during the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 and the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
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