Trump Says Allegations He Considered Attacking China 'Ridiculous'
Muhammad Irfan 4 days ago Wed 15th September 2021 | 04:00 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th September, 2021) Former US President Donald Trump said in an interview that new allegations accusing him of conspiring to attack China in the last months of his presidency are ridiculous.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley feared so much that Trump might start a war with China after his failed reelection bid that he called his Chinese counterpart to assure Beijing an attack from the United States was not imminent.
The accusations are revealed in an upcoming book called "Peril" by the newspaper's Associate Editor Bob Woodward and reporter Robert Costa.
The book is based on more than 200 interviews with officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Trump said Milley's intention to warn China in advance of any US attack is treason. He added that the general's accusations are an attempt to distract from an embarrassing US withdrawal from Afghanistan.