US media: the US Defense Secretary almost got fired because he didnt support sending troops to suppress the riots

 US media: the US Defense Secretary almost got fired because he didnt support sending troops to suppress the riots

But a day later, the inside view of the White House was that the president was unlikely to do so now, because the US election was close, and a senior administration official said that the dismissal of esper was not worth the removal of officials five months before the election..

Trump expressed his anger at esper at a meeting on Wednesday, the official said. U.S. Attorney General William Barr also attended the meeting, which was scheduled to report on the latest situation in Afghanistan. After the meeting, esper changed some of his previous decisions, including asking for the evacuation of some active soldiers deployed in Washington to return to their original locations.

A person familiar with the matter said esper had not made clear to White House in advance his plans for a press conference. Esper said at the conference that he knew the plan to go to church on Monday (June 1) evening (trump was there holding a Bible photo), but he did not know what the president would do there.

I do know that many of us will travel with President trump to Lafayette Park and St. Johns church to assess the damage after the presidents speech on Monday night, esper said. When I got to the church, I didnt know exactly where we were going or what we planned to do when we got to the church.

Esper also said he did not support the use of the 213 year old rebel law to deploy active U.S. forces to deal with riots in cities across the country. And thats what trump has been thinking.

The use of active forces for law enforcement functions can only be used as a last resort and only in the most urgent and critical situations, esper said. Were not in that situation yet.

A senior U.S. administration official said White House officials argued to trump that espers press conference was a miscommunication, not an attempt to undermine the level or shake the president. The official also pointed out that at present, the feeling inside the White House is still that trump no longer insists on using the rebellion law, because some of the riots accompanied by the protests seem to calm down in many places.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u6056789,container:ssp_ 6056789, async:true }I dont support sending regular troops to quell riots. Many state governors refuse trump wants to send troops to decide that it will only make things worse. Trump: governors and mayors must be tougher or send troops to arrest people directly. Source: responsible editor of Global Times: Li Chao_ NB12814