Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

 

Last updated 6/11/2020 at 8:07pm



ROBERT BURNS

AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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's statement risked the wrath of a president sensitive to anything h...



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