Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper, assigns an acting secretary

As of Monday, November 09, 2020, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been removed from his position by the Commander-in-Chief.

Posting to Twitter, President Donald J. Trump stated that Esper was no more, and that his replacement would be taking over at once.

“I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately,” Trump wrote.

“Mark Esper has been terminated,” the President added. “I would like to thank him for his service.”

Esper, a former Soldier and National Guardsman, served as Defense Secreatary from 2017 to 2019.

Prior to his appointment, he worked as a defense contractor lobbyist.

An Iowa native, Miller served in the military from 1983-2014.

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