By Amaechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Donald Trump fired his Defense Secretary Mark Esper, announcing his decision in a tweet on Monday, amid talk there could be more terminations to come.
‘I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service,’ Trump added.
There have been reports Trump planned a wave of post-election firings with Esper and FBI Director Christopher Wray at the top of the list.
Miller is Trump’s fifth Pentagon chief during his four years in the White House. He had had been confirmed by the Senate as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center.