Top US General Says He Was Wrong To Walk With Trump For Photo Op

Sputnik                  Thurs., June 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Walking with President Donald Trump to St John’s Church in Washington DC on 1 June for a photo opportunity after the area was forcefully cleared of protesters was a mistake, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley (pic above) said on Thursday.

“I should not have been there”, Milley told an audience at National Defence University where he was addressing a commencement ceremony. “My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics. … It was a mistake that I have learned from”.

Trump and Milley walked through Lafayette Park in front of the White House to the church after law enforcement units used pepper spray to clear the area of non-violent protesters who were demonstrating after the police killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“I am outraged by the senseless brutal killing of George Floyd”, Milley said. “His death amplified the pain, the frustration and the fear that so many Americans live (with). …The protests speak to … the long shadow of our original sin in Jamestown 400 years ago”.

Milley, who took office last year after serving as Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs, has had the reputation of getting on better with his commander-in-chief Trump than his predecessor General Joseph Dunford, according to media reports.

Law enforcement officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters at Washington’s Lafayette Square.

Nicole Roussell, a Sputnik journalist in Washington, DC, said she was fired at by US police several times while the protest was being dispersed, despite saying several times she was a press staffer. As Roussell filmed protesters “being sprayed with mace in their eyes”, she was shot at with a rubber bullet on her calf.


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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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