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Top General Hatched Secret Plan in Case Trump Went ‘Rogue’ With Nukes, Book Says

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A top military adviser in the Trump administration secretly moved to prevent the former president from potentially going “rogue” and launching nuclear weapons, according to Peril, a new book by Bob Woodward and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

CNN reported the book’s bombshell reveal on Tuesday, saying that Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley took action “singlehandedly” after the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol.

Milley observed Trump’s erratic behavior—“screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies,” according to Woodward and Costa—and feared the president’s “serious mental decline.”

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