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.

Democrat congresswomen Elissa Slotkin and Mikie Sherrill wrote to the general seeking answers as to what the military’s role would be.

Ms Slotkin said: “These are just prudent questions to be asking given the things that the president has been saying publicly.”

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.

“I believe deeply in the principle of an apolitical US military. In the event of a dispute over some aspect of the elections, by law US courts and the US Congress are required to resolve any disputes, not the US military. I foresee no role for the US armed forces in this process. We will not turn our backs on the Constitution of the United States.”

According to the General,- “I have to see. Look, I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no.”

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