Sunny Hostin said Wednesday that although she believed former President Donald Trump posed a risk to the country, Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley had overstepped his boundaries.
Hostin said on ABC’s “The View” that if Milley had gone outside the chain of command to warn China about Trump’s erratic behavior, as reported in Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book “Peril,” the former president was right to call those actions “treason.” (Forget Voter ID — ‘The View’ Host Sunny Hostin Wants To Mandate IDs For Social Media Use)
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg introduced the topic, saying, “Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Milley was worried – so worried about you-know-whose mental state after his election loss, he thought he might launch a nuclear strike. And so he went and called the Chinese military to assure them that they were safe. Now you-know-who is saying that never happened, that he was never planning to drop any bombs and says if he actually contacted China, the general committed treason.”
“I think that you break command in that way, you are committing treason. You’re going outside of the chain of command,” Hostin agreed. “I mean, I worked for the government for many years. It is sacrosanct to go within the chain of command.”
Hostin said that she knows what Milley allegedly did was intended to prevent a war, but that wasn’t enough. “I think the former twice disgraced – twice-impeached, former disgraced president was perfectly capable of starting a nuclear war after his loss, but I think there’s just no excuse for a silent coup which I think that’s what that is,” she said.
“The whole time Trump was president, I was home saying, please, God, make there be an adult who controls this lunatic,” Joy Behar replied, saying that she blamed all the cabinet members who saw his behavior and chose not to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. “I was praying. Let there be somebody in the room who holds his arm back had he hits that – goes to that button.”
“God bless General Milley for straightening things out. I know that the chain of command is sacrosanct, I understand that, but this was an emergency. We had a certifiable nut case in the White House,” Behar concluded to applause and cheers from the audience.