U.S. President Donald Trump has fired Defense Minister Mark Esper to suggest he may spend his last months in power after failing in elections to take revenge decisions in his government.
Trump had been at loggerheads with Esper over a series of issues and was particularly outraged by his public opposition to Trump’s threats of military use in anti-apartheid protests after police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Trump said on Twitter that Christopher Miller, director of the National Anti-Terrorism Center, is taking the helm as acting defense minister.
Miller, 55, has been the director of the center since August. He is a former soldier who served in the army for 31 years.