Gen. Mark Milley.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a top US general that Trump was “crazy” and had been “for a long time.”
The general, Mark Milley, responded, “I agree with you on everything,” according to a new book.
Their reported conversation took place two days after the deadly Capitol riot.
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A top US general reportedly agreed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she said in January that then-President Donald Trump was crazy.
That’s according to “Peril,” by Washington Post editor Bob Woodward and Post reporter Robert Costa. The Post, which obtained an early copy of the book, published details from it on Tuesday.
The conversation in question took place on January 8, two days after Trump incited a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol in a failed effort to disrupt Congress’ certification of the 2020 US election.
Woodward and Costa obtained a transcript of Pelosi’s January 8 phone call to US Gen. Mark Milley, in which she wanted to know “what precautions are available to prevent an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or from accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.”
Milley told Pelosi that there were “a lot of checks in the system” to prevent Trump from going rogue, the book said.
Pelosi then told Milley, “He’s crazy. You know he’s crazy.”
“He’s crazy and what he did yesterday is further evidence of his craziness,” Pelosi said, referring to the deadly Capitol riot.
According to the book, Milley responded: “I agree with you on everything.”
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