Former President Donald Trump has pushed back on a claim that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley was concerned he would start a coup to stay in the White House.
Trump slammed the suggestion in his signature bombastic fashion.
“I never threatened, or spoke about, to anyone, a coup of our Government,” Trump said in a statement emailed to reporters that repeated his claims — disputed by courts and state officials from both parties across the country — that the election was stolen from him.
“So ridiculous! Sorry to inform you, but an Election is my form of ‘coup,’ and if I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley,” Trump added.
Trump went on to bash Milley even further, writing that “he got his job only because the world’s most overrated general, James Mattis, could not stand him, had no respect