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Gen Mark Milley says accompanying Trump to church photo-op was a mistake
President Donald J. Trump walks from the White House, Mark Milley in a military uniform
President Donald J. Trump walks from the White House, Mark Milley in a military uniform Credit: The White House (Public Domain)

United State’s chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen Mark Milley has publicly apologised for participating in Donald Trump’s photo-op at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington on June 1.

In a pre-recorded video commencement address Milley told the National Defense University: "I should not have been there. My presence at that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics."