What does Trump think about the change of guard?

On Nov. 9, Trump tweeted the news that Defense Secretary Mark Esper was fired and Christopher C. Miller, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, was named acting defense secretary, effective immediately. Before the election dust had finally settled, the boots on the ground were first on the ground for Esper’s ouster from the Defense Department. This was revealed before the election.

At the end of October, the United States “Axios” news network and a number of media news that: if Chuan Pu in this year’s presidential election success, the U.S. security agencies will face a “major blood change”, including Defense Minister Esper.

A month ago, White House spokesman Judd Dill responded to rumors of personnel changes to “Axios” said: “It’s not appropriate to speculate about changes after the election or during (Trump’s) second term. He also told “The Washington Post” that “if the president loses confidence in someone, he’ll let you know.”

The head of the Department of Defense is going to be fired, and that’s naturally not by the president’s word. Without solid reasons for their gross negligence or malfeasance, the president would have trouble getting the support of his fellow officers, and how easy would it be to replace them? It seems that the justification for the replacement has been well established. It is only that the original plan was to implement it after he was re-elected, but now he has already moved ahead and started from the Department of Defense, which means that Trump has already sunk his boats to replace the person who has lost his confidence and trust during his term of office, and to remove obstacles to fight against corruption in the country.

The “Floyd’s death” sparked peaceful protests in late May this year, but someone with an ulterior motive took advantage of the situation and turned it into the “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) movement, in which some thugs smashed glass in shops on both sides of the street and set fire to police cars. BLM street violence The protests swept across the United States and extended to the outside of the White House, where protesters burned down St. John’s Church in Washington. Protesters also entered the front courtyard of the White House, at one point forcing the president to retreat to an underground bunker in the White House. Trump, believing that he could not allow the nation’s capital to be captured, was prepared to use the Counterinsurgency Act, saying he would send troops to the states to quell the unrest if necessary. Defense Secretary Esper, however, said in a subsequent press conference that he did not support invoking the Insurrection Act and would not allow the president to use active military forces in domestic law enforcement during the protests. The “Black Lives Matter” movement later began a campaign to smash historical statues of the founding fathers of the United States in various places, and although Trump’s camp stated that there was evidence that it was the socialist Antifa group that was running the anti-government terrorist riots, it was unable to get support from the armed forces and could only pay lip service.

In addition, Trump and Esper disagree on the cause of the big bombing in the Lebanese capital, the continued use of the Confederate flag by the military, and many other issues. According to a recent NBC report, Esper had wanted to order the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force to change the names of their respective departments, and Trump strongly opposed renaming the bases. But Esper plans to work with Congress to include language in the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would enshrine the name changes into law. He’s also helping members of Congress draft legislation that would strip the names of Union military leaders during the American Civil War from military bases. This is also something that Trump does not approve of.

It seems that Esper’s disagreement with Trump has reached a watery point. Every extra day that Esper is around could be a counterproductive hazard.

At present, victory is in sight in the investigation of the Democratic election fraud case, and all ample evidence is in Trump’s favor to flip the switch. Once the election fraud case is solidly hammered out and Biden is defeated, Trump must prevent the opposition from conspiring to orchestrate unrest. At the same time, in international relations, he must also prevent the Chinese Communist Party from launching a military conflict in the South China Sea or the Taiwan Strait. All of these are in dire need of a competent and reliable defense minister. I’m afraid this is the main reason for taking an early shot at the Defense Ministry. A replacement by Christopher Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, would also be in line with Trump’s need to strengthen military counterterrorism and stop violent unrest.

At this point, the final outcome of the election is still up in the air. Trump’s action in firing the Secretary of Defense is another punch in the gut to the anti-American dark side. It shows that he doesn’t have to wait for a successful re-election and that he has the gumption and courage to address the immediate issues at any time. Whether or not there will be more personnel changes is up to him to make, if he needs to. However, amidst the frequent handling of a variety of important and complex matters, Trump may not continue to make major changes before the change of government, unless something extremely relevant and significant happens.