After losing the victory in US Presidential elections 2020 against Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump came out to be aggressive as he fired Defence Secretary Mark Esper, announcing on Twitter that the top US official has been “terminated”.
According to the details, Christopher Miller will replace Mark Esper immediately. Miller, however, currently serves as director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
…Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020
It follows a public falling-out between Mr Trump and Mr Esper in recent weeks.
Trump and Esper repeatedly collided over pressure from the White House to deploy federal troops to quash civil unrest.
Whereas, the President’s plan is abruptly withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan; putting the national security establishment’s plans under danger.
Ahead of Joe Biden’s new charge, Donald Trump is still empowered to make decisions.
Moreover, in a resignation letter, Mark Esper thanked members of the Armed Forces and said he was proud of his achievements in 18 months of service at the Pentagon.
“I serve my country in deference to the Constitution, so I accept your decision to replace me,” he wrote.
Earlier, Democratic candidate Joe Biden won the US presidential election with more than the required 270 electoral votes.
After his victory was confirmed, the three days of controversy and uncertainty over the outcome of the presidential election ended.
Biden is now the eldest and 46th president of the United States (US).
US broadcasters also reported that Biden had won the election after winning the decisive state of Pennsylvania.
On the other hand, Mr Trump has so far not accepted the US election to President-elect Joe Biden, and has vowed to challenge the result in court.