FIRED: Defense Secretary Mark Esper 'terminated' by Trump

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper attends a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda and U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on June 24, 2020 in Washington, DC.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper attends a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda and U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on June 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Where there's smoke, there's fire: For days there's been buzz that President Trump was planning to fire Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the election -- and on Monday afternoon, he announced that he has done just that.

"I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately," Trump tweeted.

He added, "Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service."

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