Trump ramps up violent rhetoric

October 03, 2023

Former President Donald Trump is lashing out at political and legal foes in increasingly violent terms as his campaign to return to office accelerates. In the past week, Trump suggested in an online post that Gen. Mark Milley, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, deserved to face the death penalty. The aggressive turn began a week ago on Truth Social, where Trump alluded to the execution of his former top military official. But what’s more, it’s clear that some Trump supporters are hanging on his every word as his language takes a combustible turn. Still, most Trump supporters who spoke with NBC News excused or supported Trump’s statement about Milley.