2020 year 11 month 9 Japan , President trump tweeted that ,“ mark · Esper has been fired . I thank him for his efforts .” So the Secretary of defense was fired , By Christopher, director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center · Miller will be acting secretary of defense , The decision takes effect immediately .
In a word , Esper is Trump's second defense secretary , I took office on 2018 year 12 James, who resigned last month · Matisse . If it comes to that , The newly fired Secretary of defense , Trump, who has never been popular with , I have a lot of resentment , stay 5 In the riots that began at the end of the month , The President threatened to send troops , Open opposition from epper , Trump wanted to fire this one , It was only by persuasion that they survived , Nobody thought of it , When it comes to an end , The Defense Secretary didn't avoid retaliation .
It's no accident , It has been reported before , Among them in 11 month 5 Japan , The media has quoted defense officials as saying , Said esper was ready to resign , Or will resign . Although the official news is ,“ Esper has no plans to resign , He was not asked to resign ”, Unfortunately, trump doesn't listen to advice anymore , I've announced my dismissal with great pain .
The U.S. military has only sent troops for a short time
Don't think it's a big deal , Cabinet ministers can be replaced by the president later , You even need to prepare your resignation letter in advance , Usually it's just the president who decides whether to accept the resignation , It's no accident to be expelled .
The riot was not small
It is said that , Esper was ready to write his resignation letter , One of the officials who thought he would be expelled from the cabinet anyway , It's self-knowledge , It's just , Fired at this time , It's still a lot to guess , What is the point of this action ？
In terms of the American system , It's not a big deal for cabinet ministers like defense minister to change , It's still quite frequent , It's just that the timing is not right , Maybe it's a little bit meaningful to do it last year , It's no use this year , Maybe it's just that trump wants to lose his temper .
There's a lot of chaos
Unfortunately, the situation is very complicated , It is still hard to say what kind of impact this will have , Mainly because there have been too many unusual things happening in the United States in recent years , It can't be discussed in terms of common sense , Naturally, it increases uncertainty , All we can do is wait and see .