Sunny Hostin said Wednesday that although she believed former President Donald Trump posed a risk to the country, Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley had overstepped his boundaries.
Hostin said on ABC’s “The View” that if Milley had gone outside the chain of command to warn China about Trump’s erratic behavior, as reported in Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book “Peril,” the former president was right to call those actions “treason.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg introduced the topic, saying, “Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Milley was worried – so worried about you-know-whose mental state after his election loss, he thought he might launch a nuclear strike. And so he went and called the Chinese military to assure them that they were safe. Now you-know-who is saying that never happened, that he was never planning to drop any bombs and says if he actually contacted China, the general committed treason.”
“I think that you break command in that way, you are committing treason. You’re going outside of the chain of command,” Hostin agreed. “I mean, I worked for the government for many years. It is sacrosanct to go within the chain of command.”
Hostin said that she knows what Milley allegedly did was intended to prevent a war, but that wasn’t enough. “I think the former twice disgraced – twice-impeached, former disgraced president was perfectly capable of starting a nuclear war after his loss, but I think there’s just no excuse for a silent coup which I think that’s what that is,” she said.
This is an excerpt from the Daily Caller.
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