Mark Esper

Mark Esper

    Pentagon chief on shaky ground with White House after arguing with Trump over marches response



    Secretary of Defense Mark Esper isnt going on well with the White House after speaking Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops and forces to get down and quell the large-scale protests across the United States triggered by the death of George Floyd and those troops should only be used in a law enforcement role as a last choice.

    Speaking from the Pentagon briefing room podium, Esper pointed that "we are not in one of those situations now," moving away himself from President Donald Trump's recent threat to deploy the military and army  to enforce order.
    "The option to use active duty forcesand troops in a law enforcement role should only be used as a situation of last resort, and just in the most urgent and dire of situations. We are not in one of those situations now. Im not with invoking the Insurrection Act," he said. Esper also has distanced himself from a maligned photo-op outside St. John's Church.
      Wednesday's press briefing by Esper went over poorly at the White House, where he was already viewed to be on shaky ground, multiple people familiar with the matter said.
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