The United States former President Donald Trump called the US’s top general Mark Milley a “f—ing idiot” during a speech at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
In a video shared by Florida attorney Ron Filipkowski, Trump could be seen addressing a crowd and speaking about the military planes that were left behind when the U.S. pulled forces out of Afghanistan.
Trump claimed that Milley told him that leaving the planes behind was cheaper than moving them to another country.
“That’s when I realized he was a f—ing idiot,” he said.
The former president told the crowd that the US left behind expensive airplanes and a “gorgeous” helicopter worth $29m. “Many of them brand new, literally out of the box,” he added.
Trump told the crowd what he would have done if he had been president. He asked: “Couldn’t they have flown in a couple of hundred pilots and flown the planes out?”
“I said, the moment we get out, I want every nut, every bolt, every screw… we’re taking everything, we’re taking down the tents,” the former president said of the complete withdrawal of troops in August. “They left all the tents. They left everything,” he added further while mocking Milley.
This isn’t the first time the former president has criticized Milley. In June, Trump accused him of making “sad and pathetic statements.” Earlier also, he had referred to Milley as “a complete nut job” and “dumbass” in the past and accused him of treason. He said that the US General’s greatest fear was “upsetting the woke mob”.