Top general apologizes for appearing with Trump in photo-op

Top general apologizes for appearing with Trump in photo-op 1

 

America's top general has apologized for appearing in a photo-op with President Donald Trump following the forceful dispersal of peaceful protesters outside the White House last week, calling the move a "mistake" and saying his presence "created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics."
Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a pre-recorded speech released that he regrets accompanying Trump on a walk from the White House to St. John's Church last week where he was photographed wearing his combat uniform and moving with the President's entourage through Lafayette Square.
The images provoked a swift wave of criticism from lawmakers and several senior former military officials who said they risked dragging the traditionally apolitical military into a contentious domestic political situation.
Milley also said that he was "outraged" by the killing of George Floyd and added that the protests it sparked spoke to "centuries of injustice toward African Americans."

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58 Comments on "Top general apologizes for appearing with Trump in photo-op"

  1. Trump: “Who ? General who ? I don’t know him. Never met him.”

  2. Adria MacDonald | June 11, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

    Immense respect for the General’s ability to stand up and admit he was wrong. Thank you!

    • Dan Hitchman | June 12, 2020 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      It’s face saving pure and simple. The guy came out in his MILITARY FATIGUES as if walking the battlefield for godsake! He knew what he was doing.

    • 👏👏👏

    • Adria MacDonald | June 12, 2020 at 7:35 PM | Reply

      Bunker Sieben You think he will not lose his job after making an apology to the American public? (BTW, using the @ symbol does not tag, only using the YouTube ‘reply’ tags people properly. I only knew you had replied, because I was reading through all of the comments under mine.)

    • Adria MacDonald | June 12, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      mike oren You are making assumptions. We have no way of knowing his internal motivations. I accept his apology at face value until otherwise proven wrong.

  3. I am thankful for “the few brave men” among our top military leaders. Protect citizens. Keep your oath to the Constitution.
    Retired Navy Veteran

  4. Imagine going back to the Pentagon amongst all the other officers after doing what he did…

  5. Captain Swag | June 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM | Reply

    EDIT: Legitimate shoutout to anyone who has been commenting and saying they’ve served. Thank you for your bravery and your commitment. God bless 💪🏼

    Sorry, Red Hats. The military is indeed not “on Trump’s side”, as you love to claim. The military serves the Constitution, and that is not going to change.

    • Captain Swag
      Well, yes of course.

    • @Nico Pheiffer “They are just a tool for the leftist elite.”
      elite?
      elite is when you tell folks they don’t need to get tested for covid but insists everyone who’s around you gets tested multiple times a day.
      sorry, trump is the most elitist there is.

    • @Captain Swag “as long as Donald upholds and defends the Constitution, ”
      he stopped doing THAT in 2017.

    • @1997wolverine mil LOVE being lied to. and being set up as mercenaries.
      and military ADORE being portrayed by CiC as out-of-control “killing machines.”

    • BOTH MARK ASPER AND MARK MILLEY ARE ALL WRONG! ALL WRONG! THIS IS ABOUT KEEPING THE SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR THE INNOCENT AND PEACEFUL US. CITIZENS AGAINST ALL RIOTS, CHAOS, DISORDER, AND CRIMINAL THAT CITY AND STATE FAIL TO DO SO. PRESIDENT BUSH USE MILITARY BEFORE ON RODNEY KING PROTEST! PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RIGHT AND HAS COMMON SENSE TO WARN USING MILITARY THE SAME WAY PRESIDENT BUSH DID. MARK MILLEY AND MARK ASPER ARE THE ONES USING POLITICS THEMSELVES TO AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP WHILE HE IS A GENERAL IN THE MILITARY AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE! AMERICA IS NOT LIKE CHINA OR VIETNAM. THERE IS NO NEED FOR PROPAGANDA HERE! THE PICTURE OF GEN. MILLEY AND PRES. TRUMP IN-FRONT OF A BURN DOWN CHURCH IS THE PROOF FOR NOT A PEACEFUL PROTEST BUT ANARCHY, CRIMINAL ACT AND KILLING, ROBING OTHER INNOCENT CITIZENS MANY PLACES. MARK ASPER AND MARK MILLEY SHOULD BE PROUD TO BE ON THE PICTURE WITH PRES. TRUMP IN-FRONT OF THE BURN DOWN CHURCH; INSTEAD, THEY CHOSE POLITICS TO AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THEREFORE ENCOURAGE MORE VIOLENT AND CRIMINAL RIOTS ! WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTION OF AMERICA THAT MARK ASPER AND MARK MILLEY MENTION ABOUT FOR, IF IT NOT TAKING CARE OF THE ORDER, SAFETY AND PEACE FOR US. CITIZENS AGAINST POLITICAL- VIOLENT-CRIMINAL ACT DURING THE RIOT TO CAUSE OVER THROWING PRESIDENT TRUMP WHILE HE DID NOT DO ANY THING WRONG AGAINST GEORGE FLOYD’ DEATH ! 8 YEARS OF OBAMA AND BIDEN HAD FIVES OF THOSE SIMILAR RIOTS AND NO ONE ACTUALLY TAKING CARE OF RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION. IT GOT THE WORSE UNDER OBAMA AND BIDEN’S ADMINISTRATION.

  6. Willie Brown | June 12, 2020 at 12:20 AM | Reply

    A man of honor, transparency and honesty. Thank you for your continued service for our country. God bless you 👍🏾🙏🏾🇺🇸

    • Dougie Quick | June 12, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      How is he “transparent” unless he actually explains WHY he was in that photo? I believe simply saying “I should not have been there” is a dodge out of something he realized was bad for his career and image …there is no real confession as to what his wrong decision was to begin with that PUT him in the photo? I have to think the worse if he won’t say

  7. Delight Loves Movies | June 12, 2020 at 12:21 AM | Reply

    That general has more guts than the entire senate. God bless him.

    • B
      Fhttps://youtu.be/xK2BSydwSHwj

    • Actually, guts would have been if he denied Trumps request outright as he should have done in the first place. Apology accepted but with great disappointment:(

    • Penny Liqueur | June 12, 2020 at 11:31 AM | Reply

      GENERAL MILLEY IS TROLLING THE MSM AND IDIOTS LIKE YOU. HE IS WORKING WITH TRUMP AND GIVING THE MEDIA FODDER TO FOCUS ON.

    • You need guts to judge guts. I promise, you are gutless. Don’t look in a mirror. It may be too great a revelation.

  8. Nobody:

    Trump: Must the radical left again.

  9. Mandown 4320 | June 12, 2020 at 1:10 AM | Reply

    Only Generals are speaking out, Non commission officers our work is still working. The Oath is solid.

  10. John McAuliffe | June 12, 2020 at 2:45 AM | Reply

    I thought he made a very measured statement. He owned his behavior. Gotta respect the accountability.

  11. Sbongiseni Zuma | June 12, 2020 at 3:26 AM | Reply

    WH statement: He is someone no one knows and very junior as the president has never met him.

    • Stop defending Trump’s incompetence. Why do all the people who work for Trump resign, get fired or end up in jail or under investigation ?? Trump lauds the person when he appoints them to a position…. But then turns around and says they aren’t good people and don’t know what they are talking about.

    • @david jamal they can’t handle the truth. They’re the deep state

    • Ariano Canuto | June 12, 2020 at 10:10 AM | Reply

      He is the most senior member of the DOD. He is the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. You obviously dont know what you are talking about

    • Sarcasm…when you can’t read it… WOOOSH!

    • Ariano Canuto The OP was being sarcastic by writing “WH statement: ——“

  12. Truthful4ever | June 12, 2020 at 3:57 AM | Reply

    He took responsibility for HIS actions.

  13. Trump: I don’t know him. I think he serves coffee at the Pentagon. He called me “Sir”. “Sir, here’s your coffee and I love you so much”.

  14. Mgtow foundations | June 12, 2020 at 5:39 AM | Reply

    its funny how impressive of an action leaders owning their mistakes is when it should be commonplace

  15. I’m glad someone remembers what it is to have shame and also have the guts to say they messed up .

  16. He knew what he was doing . He’s just now knows he screwed up big time

  17. This stunt turned out to be a campaign ad.

  18. JußtJammin 777 | June 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM | Reply

    #ADOLFTRUMP
    oh no, really, Trump sucks, wow, didn’t see that coming, who would of thought (said very sarcastically).

  19. This general speaks like a president better than the bum we have now

  20. Elect a “clown”, expect a circus!!

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