The Pentagon had announced that they would be returning the troops back to their home bases, but Trump reversed their order and sent the troops back to DC.
The president of Los Angeles's city council introduced a motion Wednesday that would direct officials to identify millions of dollars' worth of funding cuts to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) following criticism of the department's treatm
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis criticized President Donald Trump for his behavior in response to the protests that erupted after the death of George Floyd, saying he is “the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people.” Trump “does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to … Continue reading "James Mattis: “We Are Witnessing the Consequences of Three Years without Mature Leadership”"
Former President Obama told the nation that every single American can both protest and vote, and that is a message that scares Trump.
President Trump’s words and actions Monday – railing against “weak” governors and mayors, then holding a Bible outside a historic church near the White House – may have marked “the beginning of the end” of American democracy, a retired Marine Corps general writes in an op-ed article.
A retired four-star Marine general on Wednesday excoriated President Donald Trump's threats to use the military on protesters and his controversial church photo op on Monday, writing that his actions "may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment."
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Even Trump’s former Secretary of Defense James Mattis agrees.
“I can't believe what I just witnessed & experienced," New York City's public advocate said after sharing a video of police using batons on demonstrators.
The president is “a draft-dodging wannabe tinpot dictator,” said the Illinois senator and Iraq War vet. “How dare you politicize our military.”
Rachel Maddow Defense Secretary Mark Esper almost took a stand against Donald Trump's militaristic whims but ultimately appears to have wilted under White House pressure, and even as high ranking retired military officials voice their objections to Trump's abuses of power, the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, also appears to be playing along.
As 8 p.m. passed, peaceful demonstrations were continuing. The authorities soon moved to disperse them and to make arrests.
Mark Esper’s comments reflected the turmoil within the military over President Trump, who has said he could put active-duty troops on the streets to perform law enforcement functions.
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump as "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people" in a forceful rebuke of his former boss as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd.
CNN's Anderson Cooper responds to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany saying that President Donald Trump's photo-op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church amid the George Floyd protests was akin to Winston Churchill touring the rubble of London during WWII.
"We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership," the former defense secretary wrote to The Atlantic.
President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders and presidents over his brazen response to mass protests and inflaming of racial divides.
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