Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper

November 09, 2020

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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks before a meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, at the Pentagon, Washington DC, Sept. 22, 2020.


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US President Donald Trump fired the head of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, on Monday, after Trump questioned his loyalty to the administration. And, the last four years of the Trump presidency have tested America's traditional alliances in Europe and forged other unconventional ones. Now, with President-elect Joe Biden poised to take office in January, European leaders are looking ahead. Also, The World remembers TV icon, Alex Trebek.

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