Day: November 9, 2020

Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper

President Trump touted the military brass he surrounded himself with in his first term, calling them “my generals,” but distanced himself from Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a veteran whose yes-man mentality the president derided, calling him “Yesper.” Now Esper, Trump’s second Pentagon chief, is among the first in an expected purge of security officials after […]