Gen Mark Milley tried to calm Trump after team refused to use army to quell ...

Gen Mark Milley tried to calm Trump after team refused to use army to quell ...
Gen Mark Milley tried to calm Trump after team refused to use army to quell ...

Donald Trump exploded at Gen. Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Mark Esper after they refused to deploy active-duty troops to quell protests over George Floyd's death last June, a new book has revealed.  

At the time, both Milley and Esper wanted to avoid that option, resulting in the then-president cursing out his top military advisors, according to a new book by Washington Post reporters Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker.

'You're all f**ked up,' Trump said, according to the book titled, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year. 'Every one of you is f**ked up.'  

Trump's plans were to make Milley the leader of an operation to restore order, but Milley explained he wasn't in an operational role, which is when the former president lost it. 

According to the book, Trump pointed to the 1960s race riots to justify the use of troops to restore order, which Milley immediately dismissed. 

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'Mr. President, it doesn't compare anywhere to the summer of sixty-eight,' Milley said, according to the book. 'It's not even close.'  

While attempting to quell protests during the aftermath of George Floyd's death, former President Donald Trump (middle) reportedly exploded at Gen. Mark Milley (left)  and Defense secretary Mark Esper, (right) after his demand for deploying active-duty troops was dismissed.

While attempting to quell protests during the aftermath of George Floyd's death, former President Donald Trump (middle) reportedly exploded at Gen. Mark Milley (left)  and Defense secretary Mark Esper, (right) after his demand for deploying active-duty troops was dismissed.

Trump's plans were to make Milley the leader of an operation to restore order after the protests, but Milley explained he wasn't in an operational role, which is when the former president lost it. Pictured here are dozens of protestors gathering for a Black Lives Matter march in Washington, D.C. after the death of George Floyd

Trump's plans were to make Milley the leader of an operation to restore order after the protests, but Milley explained he wasn't in an operational role, which is when the former president lost it. Pictured here are dozens of protestors gathering for a Black Lives Matter march in Washington, D.C. after the

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