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Trump says Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been fired (Original Post) RogerM Nov 2020 OP
but no one bothered to tell him... Thomas Hurt Nov 2020 #1
He quit, you orange turd wryter2000 Nov 2020 #2
If you think the last 3 years were bad... C_U_L8R Nov 2020 #3
I say we impeach the asshole again. Ahpook Nov 2020 #10
And why would that stop him? While he's denying basic and secure services to the transition team? Ford_Prefect Nov 2020 #22
Nancy VA_Jill Nov 2020 #32
I agree. n/t EndlessWire Nov 2020 #35
I hope he remembered to take his stapler! OhZone Nov 2020 #4
Trump wants to start a War.. FarPoint Nov 2020 #5
+1 ffr Nov 2020 #14
Maybe China, that will be difficult for a Biden transition IronLionZion Nov 2020 #18
If anything, it would be Iran. LudwigPastorius Nov 2020 #31
I'm hoping he invades Greenland IronLionZion Nov 2020 #33
He's so fucking crazy, he just might do it. LudwigPastorius Nov 2020 #34
Fox News host: "It's always a good day when the Secretary of Defense is fired" left-of-center2012 Nov 2020 #6
Espy probably told Trump you know what you Roc2020 Nov 2020 #7
Keep it up RUMP bluestarone Nov 2020 #8
We've already won in Georgia greenjar_01 Nov 2020 #13
I think we're now talking about the Senate race for 2 new Democratic senators on Jan. 5. BComplex Nov 2020 #15
Copy that greenjar_01 Nov 2020 #20
... BComplex Nov 2020 #21
Next will be Gina Haspel and Chris Wray. Lonestarblue Nov 2020 #9
Okay, so it's official. Now release the GSA fundiing for the president-elect you're holding hostage ffr Nov 2020 #11
what is gsa? thanks . AllaN01Bear Nov 2020 #28
and will his replacement.... Mustellus Nov 2020 #12
So let me get this straight: He just fired everyone guarding the USA's nuclear arsenal. Then BComplex Nov 2020 #16
Espy wouldn't sign off on troops surrounding... LudwigPastorius Nov 2020 #17
The SOD is supposedly the only person who can stop a president from using troops Polybius Nov 2020 #19
Probably along with wanting the Military to bust liberal heads during protests this summer... Bengus81 Nov 2020 #26
I'm not sure why people in this thread seem to think this is amusing or comical. Old Crow Nov 2020 #23
Remarks by Trump at Naval Station Norfolk Send-Off for USNS Comfort; March 28, 2020 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 #24
Yet another person loving that he doesn't have to be around that POS for another second... Bengus81 Nov 2020 #25
Wasn't Esper against invoking the insurrection act? If we take to the streets in peaceful protests KewlKat Nov 2020 #27
The Uniform Code of Military Justice? Massacure Nov 2020 #30
What do we know about Christopher Miller? muriel_volestrangler Nov 2020 #29

C_U_L8R

(45,172 posts)
3. If you think the last 3 years were bad...
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:01 PM
Nov 2020

here comes the total chaos of the next 10 weeks.
Trump is going to create global havoc. Just because he can.

Ahpook

(2,756 posts)
10. I say we impeach the asshole again.
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:16 PM
Nov 2020

I don't care if he has 2 months left. It might stop him from doing anything completely crazy.

Ford_Prefect

(8,114 posts)
22. And why would that stop him? While he's denying basic and secure services to the transition team?
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:57 PM
Nov 2020

Moscow Mitch is going to sink that one too. With applause from Putin and his minions in the Senate.

IMO he's going to do everything to further delay, decouple, and destabilize government with Mitch aiding and abetting. Anything to leave more chaos for the new administration, while pushing his Maga shock troops to attack the Georgia runoffs.

VA_Jill

(10,440 posts)
32. Nancy
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 05:39 PM
Nov 2020

should call the House back into session and have them start simultaneous proceedings against him, Barr, and DeJoy.

ffr

(22,824 posts)
14. +1
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:19 PM
Nov 2020

You know it! He cannot leave the white house. If he does, he's either in prison or dead or both.

IronLionZion

(46,096 posts)
18. Maybe China, that will be difficult for a Biden transition
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:23 PM
Nov 2020

He'll challenge them on their activity on islands in the pacific and tell his supporters he's punishing China for COVID.

LudwigPastorius

(9,839 posts)
31. If anything, it would be Iran.
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 05:29 PM
Nov 2020

They are a smaller adversary that couldn't destroy our economy, and they purportedly don't have nuclear weapons that can strike the United States.

Also, both nations have already designated the other as terrorist entities. Trump assassinated the equivalent of Iran's Secretary of Defense in January, to which, Iran retaliated by killing some U.S. troops in Iraq with rocket attacks.

We're basically in a current, de facto war with Iran, albeit with only intermittent shooting.

I wouldn't want to be anywhere near Tehran right about now.

IronLionZion

(46,096 posts)
33. I'm hoping he invades Greenland
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 05:55 PM
Nov 2020

Many Republicans have been wanting to bomb Iran for decades and don't even need an excuse.

LudwigPastorius

(9,839 posts)
34. He's so fucking crazy, he just might do it.
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 06:10 PM
Nov 2020

"I tried to buy Greenland from them, but Denmark said no to Trump. Can you believe that? I never liked those Danish Butter Cookies....the kind that comes in the big tin. They're different shapes, but they all taste the same. That's very underhanded...they're very deceitful people, the Danes. And, don't get me started on their dogs. Many people have said that Great Danes are the most disloyal breed in the entire history of dogs...and I agree."

 

greenjar_01

(6,477 posts)
13. We've already won in Georgia
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:18 PM
Nov 2020

Biden is up 10,676 votes.

No recount or recanvassing is going to remedy that difference.

BComplex

(8,650 posts)
15. I think we're now talking about the Senate race for 2 new Democratic senators on Jan. 5.
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:20 PM
Nov 2020

That's the race we need to win now.

Lonestarblue

(10,748 posts)
9. Next will be Gina Haspel and Chris Wray.
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:15 PM
Nov 2020

By putting in acting heads who are loyal only to him, Trump can create as much destruction as possible and leave the US totally vulnerable to bad actors. I hope the military can slow walk any orders he gives, like running everything past legal counsel to delay.

ffr

(22,824 posts)
11. Okay, so it's official. Now release the GSA fundiing for the president-elect you're holding hostage
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:17 PM
Nov 2020

YOU PIECE OF SHIT!

BComplex

(8,650 posts)
16. So let me get this straight: He just fired everyone guarding the USA's nuclear arsenal. Then
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:22 PM
Nov 2020

he fires the Defense Secretary.

Folks, this isn't looking good at all. Where in the hell are the republicans in the Senate and House? What are Nancy and Chuck going to do to help get rid of this guy? Can we start impeachment proceedings? Will that finally get the attention of the trump voters as to the danger we're in?

LudwigPastorius

(9,839 posts)
17. Espy wouldn't sign off on troops surrounding...
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:23 PM
Nov 2020

the White House to keep Trump in power?

Just kidding! (Or, am I?)

Polybius

(16,529 posts)
19. The SOD is supposedly the only person who can stop a president from using troops
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:27 PM
Nov 2020

This was talked about with Nixon, with troops surrounding the WH and the SOD being the one who would stop it.

Bengus81

(7,158 posts)
26. Probably along with wanting the Military to bust liberal heads during protests this summer...
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 04:31 PM
Nov 2020

I can't believe he lasted as long as he did....

Old Crow

(2,217 posts)
23. I'm not sure why people in this thread seem to think this is amusing or comical.
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 03:01 PM
Nov 2020

It isn't. It's a possible indication of the direction Trump wants to go in, and it's alarming.

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,844 posts)
24. Remarks by Trump at Naval Station Norfolk Send-Off for USNS Comfort; March 28, 2020
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 04:21 PM
Nov 2020
Esper sacrificed his dignity so Donald Trump could fire him via tweet. #ETTD




Oddly, Esper's remarks don't appear in the transcript.

Remarks by Trump at Naval Station Norfolk Send-Off for USNS Comfort; March 28, 2020

REMARKS

Remarks by President Trump at Naval Station Norfolk Send-Off for USNS Comfort | Norfolk, VA

HEALTHCARE

Issued on: March 28, 2020

Norfolk, Virginia

1:52 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Mark. And you’re doing a fantastic job, and our country appreciates it very much.

And thank you, everybody, for being here. Today, I’m deeply honored to be at Naval Station Norfolk — the largest naval base anywhere in the world, and the home to the most powerful fleet that has ever sailed the seas. I just passed some of the most beautiful and, frankly, the most highly lethal ships that I have ever seen in my life, and there are a lot of them. And they’re in better shape now than they have been for many, many decades, with what we’re doing.

{snip}

And I am now considering — we’ll make a decision very quickly, very shortly — a quarantine, because it’s such a hot area, of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We’ll be announcing that, one way or the other, fairly soon. This does not apply to people such as truckers from outside the New York area who are making deliveries or simply transiting through. It won’t affect trade in any way.

The Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA are racing to build temporary hospitals — which are now completed, by the way, in record time — four hospitals, four medical centers. And in speaking with the governor this morning, we’re giving them an additional four large tents, which they need very badly. And the emergency medical stations in New York are top of the line. You have them in not only New York, but in California and Illinois. We’ll be adding some to other states also.

{snip}

We’ve learned a lot. And I cannot be more thankful to the American people. And I can say this, and I can say this from the bottom of my heart: I am very proud to be your President.

Thank you very much, and God bless you all. Thank you. Thank you very much. (Applause.)

END

2:08 P.M. EDT

Bengus81

(7,158 posts)
25. Yet another person loving that he doesn't have to be around that POS for another second...
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 04:27 PM
Nov 2020

Watch for Melania to file on his fat ass,coming in 2021

KewlKat

(5,627 posts)
27. Wasn't Esper against invoking the insurrection act? If we take to the streets in peaceful protests
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 04:40 PM
Nov 2020

What’s to stop the current administration from in acting it now?

Massacure

(7,542 posts)
30. The Uniform Code of Military Justice?
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 05:29 PM
Nov 2020

Enlisted personnel and military officers are only required to obey lawful orders. I know what my choice would be if I had to make a choice between telling Trump and/or the new acting Secretary of Defense, "There is no insurrection, sir" and probably losing my job versus sending my troops in and risking jail time when DOJ scrutinizes my actions in 70 days time.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,835 posts)
29. What do we know about Christopher Miller?
Mon Nov 9, 2020, 05:03 PM
Nov 2020

Is he a dangerous Trumpist diehard who will sabotage the handover?

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