“You don’t have the back of the Chinese, あなたはあなたの大統領の後ろを持っています,” ヘイリーは言った, reacting to レポート Milley called Chinese officials at the end of the Trump administration
Haley said during her time in the Trump administration she observed that “there were multiple members of the administration that thought they knew better than the president.“
“That’s a very dangerous thing,” Haley said.
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 said. “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 五角形 from the period after the 2020 election through Inauguration Day, 彼は言った “did not and would not ever authorize” 統合参謀本部議長. Mark Milley to have “秘密” calls with his 中国語 カウンターパート, describing the allegations as a “disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination,” and calling on him to resign “immediately.”
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.
彼 “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 said.
“There are more questions than there are answers. I think we need to get answers to that. 見て, 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 book “危険,” co-written by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, that Milley made two secret phone calls, both to his Chinese counterpart, 遺伝子. 人民解放軍の李Zuocheng.
The book alleges that the phone calls took place prior to the 2020 大統領選挙, 10月に. 30, 2020, and then two days after the Jan. 6 国会議事堂の暴動, 1月に. 8, 2021.
Fox News spoke with multiple individuals who were in the room during the two phone calls Milley had with Li. The calls, 10月中, were coordinated with then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s office.
“They were not secret,” アメリカ. official told Fox News about the calls, which took place over video teleconference.