US President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Defence Mark Esper speaks during his swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office in July 2019. Photo: Bloomberg US President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Defence Mark Esper speaks during his swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office in July 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
US President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Defence Mark Esper speaks during his swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office in July 2019. Photo: Bloomberg

US Presidential Election 2020

Donald Trump weighs replacing defence chief Mark Esper after November election

  • President frustrated that Pentagon head has not done more to defend him over alleged Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan
  • Trump and Esper also clashed over use of military to contain nationwide George Floyd protests

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US President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Defence Mark Esper speaks during his swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office in July 2019. Photo: Bloomberg US President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Defence Mark Esper speaks during his swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office in July 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
US President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Defence Mark Esper speaks during his swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office in July 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
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