America’s USA Top General Takes a Walk With Trump, Right Into the Five
This article is by Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt, and Thomas Gibbons- Neff.
WASHINGTON: Gen. Mark A. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had sent him to the White House in late 2018 to interview for the highest American post across the Atlantic, with its grand title supreme allied commander Europe. Mr. Mattis wanted somebody else, the quiet and cerebral Gen. David L. Goldfein of the Air Force, to be Mr. Trump’s next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. With the president souring on Mr. Mattis, his recommendation quashed General Goldfein’s chances. During the meeting, the president who already liked General Milley’s brash demeanor as Army chief of staff asked which job was better. And General Milley went for the highest prize: by law, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is that the nation’s top officer and therefore the senior military adviser to the president. But within the last several days, after accompanying the president from the White House to a church in his camouflage uniform as National Guard troops in helmets and riot gear deployed across the country,
Trump has given quite a cursory check out his senior military advisor
While Mr. Trump has clashed with governors and mayors in recent months over his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and deployment of the National Guard in their streets during nationwide protests of police killings, his face-off with Ms. Trump. Bowser pits the president in his current home, the international symbol of us, against the town during which it sits, one that lacks the self-governing authorities of other states and cities while cities have mayors long pushed for statehood Washington has no voting representation in Congress, a fact de- when he talks to his boss, officials say. But he’s managing the post consequential professional relationship of his life with mixed results thus far. it’s unclear if Mr. Trump has given quite a cursory check out his senior military advisor. General Milley features a hard exterior that neatly fits Mr. Trump’s idea of what a general should appear as if. Mr. Trump expressed his usual suspicion of education, in comments about General Milley’s academic pedigree.“You know, he visited Princeton,” Mr. Trump said. “And he visited Columbia. I’m unsure if that was an honest thing or a nasty thing? I don’t know.
USA president misspelled his defense secretary’s name during a tweet, pertaining to him as Mark Esperanto.
(He isn’t — he’s the military’s most senior official; the services are led by their chiefs and secretaries, who all report back to the defense secretary and therefore the president.) Last fall, Mr. Trump misspelled his defense secretary’s name during a tweet, pertaining to him as Mark Esperanto. General Milley has told associates that when he deals one on one with the president listens and is attentive. But when the president is during a large group meeting, General Milley has told people that the atmosphere is often tenser and therefore the performer in Mr. Trump emerges. administration officials have been beaten by baton-wielding who I respect, is embarrassing “All of the service chiefs have also say, that Mr. Trump has not or- police on live TV; He stayed out until after meeting on Monday. But shortly knelt on his neck for on the brink of nine-try, mixes banter and bluntness midnight.