On June 11, 2020, during his address to the graduates of the National Defense University, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, apologized for appearing in a photo with President Trump after a night of violent riots in Washington D.C. by far-left radicals. From his pre-recorded speech to the National Defense University graduates: “I should not have been there. My presence…created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.”
General Milley appeared in photos standing by President Trump, as he walked across the street from the White House to the historic St. John’s Church that was torched the night before by dangerous far-left rioters.
Milley was nominated to the position of Army chief of staff by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in August 2015. According to Defense One – Milley’s rise to top Army officer came quickly. Previously, he was the commander of U.S. Forces Command, a post he only held for nine months. Previously, for a little more than one year, he was the deputy commander of the Afghanistan war and ran the international coalition’s day-to-day operations.
After it was discovered that critical race theory was being taught at West Point Academy, General Milley defended the vile teaching that actually promotes racism and division.
At a congressional hearing, Milley told lawmakers that it’s important for leaders to be well-versed in various schools of thought.
General Milley shocked Americans when he told the House Armed Services Committee, “I’ve read Mao Zedong. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist,” and then asked, “So what is wrong with understanding the country which we are here to defend?”