“It’s just irresponsible action that places our service members at risk, places our nation’s security at risk,” Mark Esper said.
The group didn't mention Trump by name, but said 2020 was the first time the "peaceful transfer of political power was disrupted and in doubt.”
The director got blunt with Stephen Colbert right after the host interviewed Trump's former defense secretary.
The former defense secretary detailed the ex-president's next-level pettiness toward two retired commanders in his new book.
"Trump RAN FROM the military," one person quipped.
Mark Esper, the former defense secretary, detailed his work for ex-President Donald Trump talked to “60 Minutes” about how he tried to stop Trump’s military ideas.
The former Pentagon chief said he had to prevent "things that could have taken the country in a dark direction."
Esper said he had to remind Trump that the "ships are built to fight and win, not win beauty contests."
Sec. of Defense Mark Esper says he opposes deploying active-duty military troops to subdue protests. President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested invoking the Insurrection Act to do so.
“No one would know it was us,” the former president said, according to an upcoming memoir written by the former Pentagon chief.