It was as bad as we thought, Scissorheads. Hair Füror wanted dead protestors, as we suspected:
Top US general rejected Trump suggestions military should ‘crack skulls’ during protests last year, new book claims
Washington (CNN)The top US general repeatedly pushed back on then-President Donald Trump’s argument that the military should intervene violently in order to quell the civil unrest that erupted around the country last year. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley often found he was the lone voice of opposition to those demands during heated Oval Office discussions, according to excerpts of a new book, obtained by CNN, from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender…
We’re hearing a lot about this book, and while I generally hate tell-alls, this might be an exception. Continue, please!
… The President would highlight videos that showed law enforcement getting physical with protesters and tell his administration he wanted to see more of that behavior, the excerpts show.
“That’s how you’re supposed to handle these people,” Trump told his top law enforcement and military officials, according to Bender. “Crack their skulls!”
Trump also told his team that he wanted the military to go in and “beat the f–k out” of the civil rights protesters, Bender writes.
“Just shoot them,” Trump said on multiple occasions inside the Oval Office, according to the excerpts.
Obviously, that didn’t happen as the Police were doing a fine job of beating the eff out of protestors on their own, at least here in Seattle and Portland. But I interrupted.
During one Oval Office debate, senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller chimed in, equating the scenes unfolding on his television to those in a third-world country and claiming major American cities had been turned into war zones.
“These cities are burning,” Miller warned, according to the excerpts.
The comment infuriated Milley, who viewed Miller as not only wrong but out of his lane, Bender writes, noting the Army general who had commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan spun around in his seat and pointed a finger directly at Miller.
“Shut the f–k up, Stephen,” Milley snapped, according to the excerpts.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship, Gen. Milley. Thank you for your service; you should get another star or bar for dealing with Pol POTUS.