The US President Donald trump “was furious” because of the disagreement of the Minister of defense Mark Esper to use the regular army to quell the unrest that has engulfed the United States after the assassination of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis. This writes The Wall Street Journal, citing sources in the White house.
The interlocutors of the newspaper reported that trump was going to fire espera immediately after he refused to support the President of their intention to use the military. However, after consultation with several advisors trump postponed “plans for immediate dismissal” of the head of the Pentagon.
In addition, the sources claim that the Esper was going to resign and began to prepare the statement, but he was urged not to do hasty steps.
In the White house and the Pentagon did not promptly respond to a request by the WSJ for comment.
African American George Floyd died in Minneapolis on may 25 after a tough police detention. Forensic examination confirmed that the death was caused by strangulation (a police officer with his knee pinned Floyd to the asphalt, becoming on his neck). Involved in the arrest of a COP was later charged.
The death of Floyd provoked mass protests (sometimes with riots and acts of vandalism), first in Minneapolis and then in the whole country.
June 1, trump said that he could use the law of 1807 and bring the regular troops to disperse the protesters. The head of the Pentagon have supported the President, stating that the army can be used inside the country only in emergency situations.