Former Trump Administration Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has a new tell-all book, A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times, that’s set to hit the shelves tomorrow. And, as is customary with books such as this, the news cycle over the last few weeks has been chock full of some new and pretty disturbing revelations that have already been uncovered in excerpts of the forthcoming tell-all.
As is also customary, former President Donald Trump is extremely upset about that. And what does Donald Trump do when he’s upset with someone? He goes straight for the jugular, every single time.
On the heels of some of Esper’s newest revelations — including a meeting in which Trump allegedly screamed down his own vice president in front of a room full of people, and apparently wanted to launch a missile strike against Mexico and simply pretend as though the US wasn’t responsible for it — Donald Trump did exactly what we all knew was coming sooner or later, and released a new fuming, unhinged statement attacking his former official.
But to make things that much more pathetically hilarious… Mr. Sharpie himself was so irate that he went so far as to claim that Esper was so bad at his job that Trump had to run the entire United States military all by himself.
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In his childish new revenge statement, Trump claimed that Esper was so “weak” and “because of it, I had to run the military.”
The disgraced former president goes on to openly brag that he spent $2.5 trillion on the U.S. military and “created the Space Force,” before dubbing Esper a “stiff” and a “yes man.”
As if things weren’t already pathetic enough at this point, Trump (who’s known for trying to pen outlandish nicknames for his enemies, such as “Old Crow” Mitch McConnell and “Pencil Neck” Adam Schiff) was obviously doing his damndest to make his hilariously ridiculous new nickname for Mark Esper stick: “Yesper.”
“I fired Yesper (sic) because he was a RINO incapable of leading, and I had to run the military myself,” Trump doubled down when he was questioned about Esper allegedly calling Donald’s then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and claiming that the only reason Trump fired him was that he wasn’t loyal enough, in the interview transcript that the ex-president released as an “official” statement.
The transcript also sees the interviewer question Donald Trump about whether he considered enacting the Insurrection Act. The ex-president claimed he did not but did not answer as to whether or not he wanted to.
So much for “only hiring the best,” huh?
See the full, unhinged new statement right here:
“Mark Esper was weak and totally ineffective, and because of it, I had to run the military. I took out ISIS, Qasem Soleimani, al-Baghdadi, rebuilt the military with $2.5 trillion, created Space Force, and so much more. Mark Esper was a stiff who was desperate not to lose his job. pic.twitter.com/Wl3VOIgnlo
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) May 8, 2022
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