President Trump fired Secretary of Defense Mark Asper and announced …

President Trump fired Secretary of Defense Mark Asper and announced …
President Trump fired Secretary of Defense Mark Asper and announced …

Days after the election, and without giving a clear reason, outgoing US President Donald announced the termination of Secretary of Defense Mark Asper • In a Twitter tweet, Trump wrote that Asper was “released” and that the director of the Counterterrorism Center would be replaced as acting defense minister. “

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Dismissals in tweet, President Trump | Photography: Reuters

Outgoing US President Donald Trump announced tonight (Monday) the termination of the post of US Secretary of Defense Mark Asper, without prior notice. The president announced this, in an unusual way, in a tweet on Twitter. The president wrote that I would tell “was released” and he thanked him for his service. Asper’s replacement for Trump: Christopher Miller, director of the Counterterrorism Center.

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Trump wrote: “I am pleased to announce that Christopher Miller, the Honorable Director of the Counter-Terrorism Center, will serve as Secretary of Defense immediately.”

US Secretary of Defense Mark Asper, Archive (Photo: AP, News)
Former Secretary of Defense Mark Asper | Photo: AP, News

Trump added: “Chris will do a great job! Mark Asper has been fired. I want to thank him for his service.”

Relations between Secretary of Defense Asper and President Trump have not been good in recent months, especially in light of the handling of demonstrations and looting events across the United States. Asper opposed the use of tear gas against the protesters, while Trump pushed for the use of more harsh measures.

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