美國總統 解雇了国防部长Esper（美利堅合眾國總統自己发了推特）：Westen Journal 报道，昨天，五角大楼发言人霍夫曼说，Esper无意辞职；今天，他就被Fire了。
On the 9th local time, US President Donald Trump tweeted that US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper had been fired.
President Donald Trump’s tweet read: “Mark Esper has been fired from me. I thank him for his dedication.”
He said that Christopher Miller, director of the US National Counter-Terrorism Center, will serve as the acting US Secretary of Defense and the decision will take effect immediately.
Esper is the second US Secretary of Defense under the Donald Trump administration. His predecessor is James Mattis, who resigned in December 2018. There has been a long-standing grievance between President Donald Trump and Esper.
Especially after the Freud case triggered national protests and demonstrations, President Donald Trump threatened to send US troops to respond. However, he was publicly opposed by Esper, and President Donald Trump had a great impact on him. dissatisfied.
On the 5th, the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) quoted three current officials of the Department of Defense, saying that Esper has prepared a letter of resignation or will resign.
At that time, Jonathan Hoffman, a spokesman for the US Department of Defense, denied it on Twitter, “Esper has no resignation plan, and has not been required to submit a resignation.”
It is not uncommon for U.S. cabinet ministers to prepare undated resignation letters during the transitional period of U.S. presidential power, which gives the U.S. president the opportunity to replace them.
The President of the United States will decide whether to accept his resignation. This process usually occurs after the election results are clear.
US Department of Defense officials said that Esper was preparing to write his resignation letter because he was one of the officials who had long been expected to be expelled from the cabinet of the US president after the US presidential election.