The Chairman of the joint chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, has referred to his presence at a photo op of the American President Donald Trump after a highly controversial use of force against peaceful demonstrators as "error". "I shouldn't have been there. My presence in this Moment and in this environment has created a perception that the military is involved in the internal politics,“ said Milley said in a Thursday broadcast a video address to a University of the armed forces."It was a mistake, from which I have learned."
Trumps government had at the beginning of June a Demonstration in front of the White house to disperse, so the President was able to pose in front of a Church on the square with a Bible for the cameras. Among other things, the military police had come to use. Due to the use of tear gas and rubber bullets, also a suit of a civil rights organization against the government.
Milley had little inspected later in camouflage, as in a war zone, the empty streets of the capital. This provoked sharp criticism, especially since Trump had directly threatened with prior to the visit, a military operation to counter riots on the outskirts of the Anti-racism protests to proceed.
His Minister of defense Mark Esper distanced himself sharply from the President. Trump should have been according to media reports, about so angry that he wanted to dismiss the Minister, and only by advisers and members of Parliament in the Republican party turned away could be.
Sharp criticism of Trump also came from the former Minister of defence James Mattis: "I would Never have let me dream, that soldiers would be ordered under any circumstance, to violate the constitutional rights of their fellow citizens – let alone to give the elected commander-in-chief a bizarre photo opportunity."Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 20:19