You’re Fired! Trump Gives Defense Secretary the Boot

Washington, DC (November 9, 2020) – President Trump is handing out pink slips, firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper.  Trump made the move this morning via Twitter.

The decision comes as Trump continues to refuse to concede to President-Elect Joe Biden.  There’s been no love lost between Trump and Esper.  Esper’s strained relationship with Trump came to a head last summer during the civil unrest.  Trump wanted to deploy military service members on the streets of the U.S.  Esper balked at that decision, infuriating the president.

Esper’s firing is effective immediately.  Christopher Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center will serve as acting director.