President Donald Trump said it was “fine” when asked about a recent apology the top military official in the nation made for appearing with the president in public.
“If thats the way they feel, I think thats fine,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News “Outnumbered Overtime.”
Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, said he “should not have been there” with Trump when the president and a group including Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on June 1 walked from the White House to St. Johns Church to survey damage inflicted during recent riots.
Milley said his being part of the group “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics” before adding, “As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it.”
Milley, nominated by Trump several years ago, was speaking virtually to graduates at the National Defense University in Washington.