US President Donald Trump salutes after speaking to cadets at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, on Saturday. Photo: AP

Trump cites ‘evil of slavery’ in West Point speech, as George Floyd protests strain his relationship with military

  • US president previously yelled at Pentagon chief Mark Esper for publicly opposing call to use troops to quell demonstrations
  • Trump has also resisted attempts to remove names of Confederate officers from US military bases
Topic |   George Floyd protests
US President Donald Trump salutes after speaking to cadets at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, on Saturday. Photo: AP
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