NBC News published a story about the US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper resigning from his position, Twitter promoted it, and it may not be true according to Defense Department officials.
Esper’s background includes: Mark Thomas Esper is the 27th and current United States secretary of defense, and a former U.S. Army officer and defense contractor lobbyist before his appointment. He previously served as the 23rd United States secretary of the Army from 2017 to 2019.
NBC News reported:
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has prepared a letter of resignation, according to three current defense officials.
It’s not uncommon for Cabinet secretaries to prepare undated letters of resignation during a presidential transition, giving the commander in chief the chance to replace them for a second term. The president decides whether to accept the resignation letters, and the process usually occurs after the election results are clear.
But defense officials say Esper prepared his letter because he is one of the Cabinet officials long expected to be pushed out after the election.
As his tenure may be coming to an end, Esper is helping members of Congress draft legislation that will strip names of Confederate leaders from military bases in a move that could put him further at odds with President Donald Trump.
While Esper considered issuing a directive that would order the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force to change the names in their respective services — an order that could be overturned by Trump, who has strongly opposed renaming bases — he now plans to work with Congress to put language in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, so the name changes will be written into law.
The Daily Mail reported:
Defense secretary Mark Esper ‘has prepared his resignation letter’ in anticipation that Trump will fire him if he wins reelection
- Mark Esper has reportedly prepared his resignation letter, defense officials said
- Letter was drafted in anticipation that Trump will fire him if he wins reelection
- Esper was said to have fallen from the president’s favor when he rebuffed the idea of sending soldiers into the streets to combat racial injustice protests
- Also on the chopping block if Trump wins reelection is FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel
- Firing Wray, who has been in charge of the FBI since 2017, will reportedly be Trump’s first course of action, followed by the ousting of Haspel from the CIA
WALKED THAT BACK AND DENIED
Johnathan Hoffman denied NBC’s report and posted:
Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (May 20, 2019). Follow for breaking news, statements & updates from @DeptofDefense.”
NOTICE THE REACTION OF THE LEFT
A far left radical activist, who often writes about the actions of the President wrote:
Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has prepared his letter of resignation, according to NBC News. This isn’t really news in and of itself; cabinet members traditionally write letters of resignation at the end of a president’s first term, so the president can decide which ones to accept. What’s newsworthy is that this news is leaking right now.
To be clear, something like this does not leak by happenstance. It’s not as if Esper’s letter of resignation flew off his desk and just happened to land on a reporter’s desk. There are two only possibilities here.
The first is that Mark Esper leaked this himself, because he believes that Donald Trump is about to lose, and he’s trying to get it on the record (at the last minute) that he’s had enough of Trump’s crap.
The second possibility is that Donald Trump himself has leaked this. It’s been widely reported that Trump has been looking to get rid of Mark Esper. Now that Trump sees he’s perhaps just hours from being named the loser of the election, he could be leaking this about Esper just to take out his frustrations about losing.
Either way, we’ve now reached the “Secretary of Defense Mark Esper just leaked that he’s written his letter of resignation” stage of Donald Trump’s election loss.
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Seems a bit touchy.
The truth is that we don’t know why Esper is resigning, or if he is resigning, but NBC is reporting that he is resigning.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776