The news is out: [America’s most senior general has declared the military will not intervene if Donald Trump were to decline to leave the White House following a disputed US election.
In a letter to Congress, Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he did not envisage soldiers playing any role if Republicans and Democrats did not agree on the result.
Mr Trump has repeatedly voiced concerns that the election will be undermined by fraud during widespread mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, and suggested that the result may never be known.
Joe Biden, the Democrat nominee, has said he fears Mr Trump will try to “steal” the election but the military would “escort him from the White House with great dispatch.”]
Just when I thought I had enough rum to watch the coming fiasco.