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Former Pentagon chief Mark Esper says Trump wanted to shoot protesters

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Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper writes that then-President Donald Trump suggested in a 2020 Oval Office that protesters outside the White House be shot. Esper called the moment "surreal" but said it "wasn't a difficult decision" to reject Trump's idea. Esper’s book had to be cleared by nearly three dozen 4-star generals, senior civilians and some Cabinet members, Axios reports.
3 months ago·Washington, United States

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Times of India

trump: Trump floated shooting protesters in legs: Ex-defence secretary - Times of India

US News: Donald Trump vented fury at protesters outside the White House in 2020, saying "Can't you just shoot them?" according to then defence secretary Mark E

3 months ago·Mumbai, India
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The Independent

Trump wanted troops to ‘just shoot’ BLM protesters, new book says

‘Can't you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?’ Mr Trump asked, according to former secretary of defense Mark Esper

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

Ex-Defense secretary Esper claims in new book Trump asked about shooting protesters: report

Ex-Defense Secretary Mark Esper claims in a book that former President Donald Trump asked about shooting protesters outside the White House in 2020.

3 months ago·United States
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Washington Times

Trump wanted to shoot protesters, former defense secretary says in new book

President Trump wanted to shoot protesters who flooded the streets around the White House in the wake of George Floyd’s death, former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper says in an upcoming memoir.

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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CNN

Axios: Former Secretary of Defense Esper in new book says Trump wanted to shoot protesters

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says in his new book that then-President Donald Trump raised the idea of shooting protesters who took to the streets around the White House after the killing of Georgia Floyd in 2020, according to Axios.

3 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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The Telegraph

Donald Trump wanted Black Lives Matter protesters ‘shot in the legs’

Book by ex-Pentagon chief claims that former president wanted to take extreme measures during a demonstration outside the White House

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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