BREAKING: Trump Fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper
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By: Aidan McLaughlin (Mediaite)
By Aidan McLaughlinNov 9th, 2020, 1:00 pm
President Donald Trump said he has fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in a tweet on Monday.
The first in what could be a series of high profile firings expected after Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election was foreshadowed: NBC News reported last week that Esper had prepared a letter of resignation ahead of the election.
Trump announced in his tweet that Christopher C. Miller, the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, would be named acting Defense Secretary.
"Chris will do a GREAT job!" Trump wrote. "Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service."
…Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020
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