According to a new book, former US President Donald Trump complained that his generals were not loyal enough to him, at one point complaining that they did not do enough like Adolf Hitler’s generals during World War II.

The authors of The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021, Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan B. Glasser of The New Yorker, detailed the conversation between Trump and his then-chief of staff, John Kelly, in the years leading up to Jan. 6. 2021 uprising, excl published writes The New Yorker on Monday.

“You bloody generals, why can’t you be like the German generals?” Trump reportedly asked Kelly, referring to German generals in World War II.

To which Kelly later replied, “You know they tried to kill Hitler three times and almost succeeded?”

However, Trump – in an attempt to rewrite history – insisted that these generals “were completely loyal” to Hitler.

Baker and Glasser also released a draft resignation letter. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tweeted after standing next to Trump when the former president decided to pose for a photo in Lafayette Square with a Bible after police fired tear gas to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters. In the end, Millie decided to stay and did not send the letter.

“I believe that you have caused great and irreparable damage to my country. I believe that over time you have made a concerted effort to politicize the United States military,” Milley wrote. “I thought I could change it. I realized I couldn’t and I had to step aside and let someone else try to do it.”

Milley also accused Trump of harming the country on the international stage.

“I am deeply convinced that you are destroying the international order and doing great harm to our country abroad, which the greatest generation they established in 1945 fought so hard for,” Milley added. “Between 1914 and 1945, 150 million people were killed during the war. They were killed because of tyranny and dictatorship.”

He continued, “It is now clear to me that you do not understand this world order. You don’t understand what kind of war it was. In fact, you subscribe to many of the principles we fought against. And I can’t be a part of that.”

A book covering Trump’s years in the White House is due out published September 20, 2022

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