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Trump Has No Comments On Accusation Of Bombing Mexico’s Labs

Mark Esper in his book accuses Trump of bombing Mexico’s lab.

Who Is Mark Esper?

Mark Thomas Esper (born April 26, 1964) served as the United States Secretary of Defense from 2019 to 2020. From November 2017 to July 2019, he served as the United States Army’s 23rd Secretary. He identifies as a Republican.

During the Gulf War, Esper, a West Point graduate, served in the US Army as an infantry soldier in the 101st Airborne Division. Esper went on to serve in the 82nd Airborne Division and the Military National Guard.

After leaving the military, he worked for the Aerospace Industries Association, the Global Intellectual Property Center, and the United States Chamber of Commerce as a legislative staffer, deputy assistant secretary of defense, and senior executive. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Esper worked for defense manufacturer Raytheon as vice president of government relations.

In 2017, he became the Trump administration’s 23rd Secretary of the Army. In 2019, Esper was named interim defense secretary, and the US Senate confirmed him as the 27th defense secretary by a vote of 90–8. President Donald Trump sacked him by tweet on November 9, 2020.

What Is The Synopsis Of Mark Esper’s Book?

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Former Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper exposes alarming insights about his chaotic time in the Trump administration.

Secretary Mark T. Esper led the Department of Defense through a phase followed by emerging challenges and disputes abroad, a global epidemic unimagined in a century, the biggest domestic turmoil in two generations, and a White House apparently contorted on trying to break acknowledged rules and practices for partisan benefit from June 2019 until his sacking by President Trump after the November 2020 election. Secretary Esper’s unfiltered and open chronicle of those exceptional and terrifying days, A Sacred Oath, offers never-before-told events and moments.

A Sacred Oath does not hold back. Trump is shown as unsuitable for office and a menace to democracy, as well as a prisoner of rage, instinct, and hunger.

Esper’s Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense in Extraordinary Times spans 752 pages and settles accounts with surgical precision. This isn’t simply another book destined for the Trump-alumni vengeance fire. It’s both terrifying and depressing.

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What Are Trump’s Views On Accusations Of Bombing Mexico’s Labs?

When Trump was told that Gen Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lacked significant control over the active-duty and national guard troops he wanted to deploy against protesters in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, he was angry.

Following a number of bombshell accusations brought against Donald Trump in Mark Esper’s upcoming book, the past president has declined to answer the claim that he asked about firing missiles into Mexico to “destroy the drug labs,” as per the former defense secretary.

Mr. Esper, a West Point student who worked as a US Army commander for ten years, told CBS’ Norah O’Donnell on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes that he and other officials constantly tried to minimize “very horrible things” from unfolding during the Trump administration’s final year.

When questioned even more by Ms. O’Donnell, Mr. Esper said that such risky things included not sending soldiers to Venezuela during the presidential turmoil in 2019, attacking Iran, and even a possible boycott of Cuba.

Before the broadcast premiered, the channel sent along with a list of allegations made against Mr. Trump in the conversation by his former employee, asking for a reaction or proof.

Mr. Trump’s response to the questioning, which included a number of inquiries about claims made in Mr. Esper’s book and addressed on the show, was recorded in a picture published by CBS.

They tried to seek remark on Mr. Esper’s complaint that Mr. Trump queried about attempting to shoot protesters in the legs during the race-based judgment demonstrations that accompanied George Floyd’s passing in the summer of 2020, and also an assertion that he deemed sending 10,000 active-duty troops to Washington after the fire at St John’s church. Mr. Trump reacted by categorically dismissing all but one of the network’s assertions.

Mr. Trump made a concise and non-committal reply to an inquiry from CBS on Mr. Esper’s allegation that the former president had recommended the drug cartels with weapons in Mexico, saying, no comment. Mr. Trump reacted by categorically dismissing all but one of the network’s assertions.

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The outlet sent along with five assertions that the previous president was in charge of. Mr. Trump responded to each complaint Ms. O’Donnell made, besides the Mexico drug lab missiles accusation, by either unblocking dismissing the factual accuracy of the inquiry, using words like “mistaken,” “Fake News,” and “a total lie,” or by lambasting his former colleague, making reference to Mr. Esper as “Yesper” and categorizing him with the far-right Republican affront of RINO.

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Mr. Trump stated in his comments to CBS that Mr. Esper was weak and absolutely incompetent and that as a consequence, he had to control the military. Mr. Esper had previously worked as secretary of the Army and vice president for government relations for Raytheon, a defense contractor.

He did not, however, vigorously refute the Mexican drug labs’ assertion as he did the others.

“On a few of times, President Trump recommended to Esper that they ‘strike drug cartels with missiles,” the publication reported, and Trump responded with his quickest and most non-inflammatory response: “No comment.”

Mr. Esper further said in the interview that disputes between the two men began to rise from the start of his assignment in July 2019.

He remembered being in a conversation with President Volodymyr Zelensky and Mr. Trump 2 days afterward taking his position in the White House, throughout which Mr. Trump asked for a “benefit” while withholding funds to Ukraine. Mr. Trump’s first impeachment would be premised on this call.

“It’d be a debate after a debate.” ‘Look, Mr. President, Congress appropriated,’ I’d have to say. The law requires it. During their discussion, Mr. Esper urged the CBS host, “We have to do it.”

As per extracts quoted by The New York Times from Mr. Esper’s book A Sacred Oath, Mr. Trump questioned not one, but two times about shooting Patriot missiles, which are surface-to-air weapons, and how the US might quietly deny responsibility, stating “no one would know it was us.”

Mr. Esper was sacked by President Trump in a tweet made in November 2020, just 2 days after losing his re-election campaign to Joe Biden.

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