“Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk”
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“Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence in uniform amid protests over racial injustice ‘created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.'”
“‘I should not have been there,’ the Joint Chiefs chairman said in remarks to a National Defense University commencement ceremony.”
“Milley said his presence and the photographs compromised his commitment to a military divorced from politics.
“‘My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics,’ Milley said. ‘As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it,'” by Robert Burns, AP. Read more