Note: Esper served as Chief of Staff at The Heritage Foundation think tank.
Trump Fires Insubordinate Esper
Trump threatened to restore law and order through the Insurrection Act and when his own Secretary of Defense Mark Esper undercut him, he backed off. Who is in charge anyway? Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark A. Milley has in effect denounced Trump for including him in that photo-op in front of the church. Why does Milley still have a job? This seems like a “Seven Days in May” scenario where the top brass revolt against their Commander-in-Chief.
In the movie, the president wins. In real life, who knows?