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Mark Esper often is covered by Left Media sources.
Left62%
Center21%
Right17%

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US & Canada · Washington

Esper says Trump proposed launching missiles into Mexico to destroy drug labs

52% Left coverage: 33 sources
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper's memoir, "A Sacred Oath," comes out on Tuesday. Esper says Trump asked him if the U.S. military could "shoot missiles into Mexico to destroy the drug labs" Esper writes that he would have thought Trump was joking if he had not been staring him right in the face.See the Story
Black Lives Matter · Washington

Former Pentagon chief Mark Esper says Trump wanted to shoot protesters

57% Left coverage: 30 sources
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.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Mark Esper Says Trump Was the Biggest Leaker Of All

78% Left coverage: 9 sources
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in his new book that "leaks were a chronic problem" in the Trump administration. Esper said the leaks "damaged trust" and made people "far more reluctant to speak up and share their views" He did not address whether Trump or his top advisors may have been behind them.See the Story
Troops · Washington

Trump Defense secretary recalls ‘ridiculous’ plan to send 250,000 troops to border

43% Left coverage: 7 sources
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he killed a "ridiculous" plan from White House adviser Stephen Miller. Esper: "I don't have a quarter million troops to send on some ridiculous mission to the border" Miller declined to comment when reached by CBS News. O'Donnell's interview with Esper will air Sunday night on "60 Minutes"See the Story
Donald Trump · Washington

Trump's ex-defense chief says he won't back Trump in 2024

Coverage: 7 sources
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he would not vote for Donald Trump in 2024. Esper is one of the first Trump Cabinet members to openly reject their former boss for another White House run. Trump, who lost his re-election bid to Democrat Joe Biden in 2020, has not declared his candidacy.See the Story
U.S. Navy · Washington

Trump complained US Navy ships ‘look ugly’: Esper

80% Left coverage: 5 sources
Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper wrote in his new book that former President Donald Trump used to complain about how US Navy ships looked. Esper, whose new book "A Sacred Oath" is slated for release on Tuesday, revealed the president's distaste for the Navy's vessel designs.See the Story
George Floyd

Trump Asked Authorities If They Could Shoot Protesters "in the Legs" During George Floyd Protests

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Former President Donald Trump asked if authorities could shoot protesters "in the legs" during the protests that erupted in 2020 after the brutal police killing of George Floyd.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Bill Maher Asks Mark Esper Point Blank Who Is the Military With: Donald Trump or ‘The Way America Has Always Been?’

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Comic and pundit Bill Maher asked a blunt and chilling question to former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper: What percentage of the military is “with” former President Donald Trump should he attempt another coup? See the Story
US & Canada · Harrisburg

Esper backs McCormick over Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Former defense Secretary Mark Esper waded into the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, backing candidate Dave McCormick (R), after news broke that the contest was considered too close to call a…See the Story

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