Trump Nearly Fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper Over Disagreement About Insurrection Act

President Donald Trump was talked out of firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper after he publicly broke with the president on his proposed solution of stopping nationwide protests, some of which have coincided with riots and looting.The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Trump consulted with several advisors about his intention to fire Esper, but changed his mind after talking with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma).Esper went against Trump during a Pentagon press briefing last week by sayi…

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