WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) — President Trump fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper over Twitter on Monday, announcing that the head of the National Counterterrorism Center — Christopher C. Miller — would assume the role of acting secretary less than a week after the election.
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…Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.READ MORE: Fight Between Brothers Ends With 1 Shot, Critically Injured And 1 Arrested In Alvarado Friday Night
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020READ MORE: 'I'm Afraid We're Going To See A Surge Of Violence' Says Texas Criminologist Following Recent Mass Shootings