That’s what CBS News is reporting….
It wasn’t just Defense Sec Esper who fought against Trump’s demands…
(The units involved where not just active duty,…they where COMBAT units)
We don’t know if this report is true or not…
But it IS very disturbing ….
President Donald Trump is VERY afraid of a America he has ignored rising up to show their anger at police brutality and HIS racist actions to weld power….
In a heated and contentious debate in the Oval Office last Monday morning, President Trump demanded the military put 10,000 active duty troops into the streets immediately, a senior administration official told CBS News. Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley objected to the demand, the official said.
In an attempt to satisfy Mr. Trump’s demand, Esper and Milley used alater that morning to implore them to call up the National Guard in their own states, the official said. If these governors didn’t “call up the Guard, we’d have (active duty) troops all over the country,” this official said.
That same day, the Pentagon started bringing in 1,600 active-duty troops to bases just outside the District of Columbia. Late that afternoon, Esper and Milley were on their way to the FBI’s Washington Field Office, where the command center for the military and law enforcement response to the protests was located, the official said. En route, they received a call to come to the White House to give the President an update.
They did not brief the president, but they were asked to stay for his address in the Rose Garden and then to accompany him on the. Milley had been wearing his dress uniform in the morning but changed to his combat fatigues because he knew it was going to be a long night at the FBI command center, the official said. Neither man realized the purpose of the walk was to stage a photo op in front of the church.
On Wednesday morning, after two nights of peaceful protests, Esper ordered 700 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division to return to Fort Bragg, and then delivered a statement in the Pentagon briefing room that he was opposed to using the Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops into the streets….