Why Defense Secretary Esper Didn’t Sound the Alarm on Trump Sooner
[ Editor’s Note: I had not paid much attention to this story initially, viewing it as another Trumpster gang member trying to rehabilitate himself and make some money on his book, publishing it at the right time when things were quieter, like before January 6 public hearings began.
But I had also known from the earlier General Milley stories about dealing with an off the rails, fly by wire Trump, that like Milley, Esper had to suck it up and not resign, as Trump might put a crazy Trumper Koolaid guy in as a replacement.
It was Steven Miller who probed Esper about sending a quarter million troops to the southern United States border. Miller was of course totally clueless as to Esper not being a magician that could move huge numbers of troops on short notice from many locations to deploy them “at the border,” which would require a huge logistics effort.
Given the huge expense to deploy them, what exactly would they be doing there? Miller had no plan, a typical grifter, who enjoys having the power to give orders, but has no clue about how irrational they were… Jim W. Dean ]
First Aired May 9, 2022
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is now sharing the truth about what really happened during the Trump years—and just how dangerous the ex-president was to American democracy.