Nikki Haley on Gen. Milley's phone calls: 'You have the back of your president,' not China

You don’t have the back of the Chinese, you have the back of your president,” said Haley, reacting to verslae Milley called Chinese officials at the end of the Trump administration

Haley said during her time in the Trump administration she observed thatthere were multiple members of the administration that thought they knew better than the president.

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That’s a very dangerous thing,” Haley gesê.

The former South Carolina governor pointed out that although it is not unusual for countries like China and Russia to call, the question lies with why Trump would have been left out of the loop.

There is only one president at a time,” Haley gesê. “And for you to go and have the call with the Chinese, there’s nothing wrong with that. For you not to tell the president that you had that call with the Chinese and for him not to be aware, that’s the problem.”

Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who led the Pentagon from the period after the 2020 election through Inauguration Day, het gesê dat hy “did not and would not ever authorize” Voorsitter van die gesamentlike stafhoofgenl. Mark Milley to have “geheim” calls with his Chinees counterpart, describing the allegations as adisgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination,” and calling on him to resign “dadelik.”

Haley noted that it would have been wise to double-check with the commander-in-chief first if Mark Esper, the former United States Secretary of Defense, asked Milley to have serious discussions with the Chinese.

Hy “should have had a conversation with the president and said, ‘we have intel that the Chinese are worried we’re going to start some sort of war action. We’re going to give them a call. This is what we’re thinking. Are you OK with that?'” Haley gesê.

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There are more questions than there are answers. I think we need to get answers to that. Kyk, everybody’s suspicious of Milley when we already look at what happened in Afghanistan.

Former acting Secretary of Defense Miller went on to reference the allegations, which are included in the bookPeril,” co-written by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, that Milley made two secret phone calls, both to his Chinese counterpart, Genl. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army.

The book alleges that the phone calls took place prior to the 2020 presidentsverkiesing, op Okt.. 30, 2020, and then two days after the Jan. 6 Oproer van die Capitol, op Jan.. 8, 2021.

Fox News spoke with multiple individuals who were in the room during the two phone calls Milley had with Li. Die oproepe, In Oktober, were coordinated with then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s office.

They were not secret,” 'n Amerikaanse. official told Fox News about the calls, which took place over video teleconference.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman het bygedra tot hierdie verslag.

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