Notice that Trump didn’t get to deploy the military to quell the protests in early June and that Raytheon frontman Mark Esper is still in place. Essentially, the Deep State overruled Trump twice, first on sending out the military, and then on firing Esper. Clearly, this shows that Presidents are merely managers. It’s the Board of Directors who really calls the shots. Notice how frequently the media will report that Trump has changed his mind after “talking with advisors,” i.e. his bosses.
By Gordon Lubold
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—President Trump last week was on the brink of firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper over their differing views of domestic use of active-duty military, before advisers and allies on Capitol Hill talked him out of it, according to several officials.
The officials said Mr. Trump was furious with Mr. Esper for not supporting his inclination to use active-duty troops to quell protests in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and elsewhere following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
Mr. Trump consulted several advisers to ask their opinion of the disagreement, intent that day on removing Mr. Esper, his fourth defense secretary since taking office in January 2017, according to the officials. After talks with the advisers, who cautioned against the move, Mr. Trump set aside the plans to immediately fire Mr. Esper.