Trump fires defense secretary Mark Esper on Twitter

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President Donald Trump on Monday fired defense secretary Mark Esper on Twitter.

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“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 tweeted.

“Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.”

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President Trump who has not congratulated President-elect Joe Biden is still whining over his election defeat.

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White House correspondents said many more people may be fired before Trump leaves office at noon on January 20.

The decisions he takes in the coming days may throw the entire system of governance into turmoil before Biden takes over to repair the damage inflicted by Trump.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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