President Donald Trump has sacked Defence Secretary Mark Esper, announcing on Twitter that the top US official has been “terminated”.
President Donald Trump has fired his defence secretary, Mark Esper, , announcing on Twitter that the top Pentagon chief has been “terminated”.
Christopher Miller, the current head of the National Counterterrorism Center, will take on the role immediately.
“Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service,” Trump added in the tweet.
Trump has so far not conceded the US election to President-elect Joe Biden, and has vowed to challenge the projected result in court.