Headline RoundupSeptember 27th, 2023

As Gen. Milley Prepares to Step Down, Trump Reignites Feud

Summary from AllSides News Team

As General Mark Milley steps down from his position as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, his contentious relationship with former President Donald Trump is resurfacing in headlines.

For Context: In a post on Truth Social Friday, Trump accused Milley of “dealing with China to give them a heads up on the thinking of the President of the United States. This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH!”

2024 Baggage: The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board (Lean Right bias) wrote, “no one is supposed to take Mr. Trump’s words seriously, but what if some crank does and decides to shoot Gen. Milley in his retirement?” The board cited the reaction to this post and others as proof that “many voters may have forgotten what it was like to hear from, and live with, Mr. Trump day after day.” Should Trump secure the GOP nomination, the board warned Republicans that Trump’s statements will receive more widespread attention, determining this to be “the reason Democrats think even Mr. Biden can win.”

“The Patriot”: A profile of Milley published in The Atlantic (Left bias) determined Milley’s work as chairman of the Joint Chiefs “protected the Constitution from Donald Trump.” The profile offers insight into Milley’s perspective on his frequent feuds with Trump. Milley is quoted in the article stating that he believes if Trump is elected president in 2024, “He’ll start throwing people in jail, and I’d be on the top of the list.”

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