Milley Criticizes Trump As A "Wannabe Dictator" During His Retirement
During his retirement ceremony, Gen. Mark Milley, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, indirectly criticized former President Donald Trump, as reported by Brad Reed for Raw Story.
Milley emphasized in his speech that members of the military swear an oath to uphold the US Constitution rather than any individual. I Photo: Lisa Ferdinando, U.S. Secretary of Defense Flickr
Milley, who Trump recently claimed deserved execution for his efforts to reassure the Chinese government that Trump would not be allowed to initiate an unprovoked military attack on them during the 2020 presidential transition, emphasized in his speech that members of the military swear an oath to uphold the US Constitution rather than any individual.
"We don't take an oath to a king or a queen, or to a tyrant or a dictator, and we don't take an oath to a wannabe dictator," Milley stated pointedly, alluding to Trump's attempts to unlawfully retain power after losing the 2020 election.
"Our oath is not to an individual. Our oath is to the Constitution and to the ideals that America represents, and we are prepared to make sacrifices to defend it."