DEFENSE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday [Nov. 9, 2020] became the first high-profile Cabinet member fired by President Trump in what is expected to be a purge of security officials following the election of former Vice President Joe Biden…

Esper drew Trump’s ire after implicitly criticizing the president’s threat to use active-duty troops this spring to respond to unrest and protests over injustice and police brutality.”

-Molly O’Toole, “Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the first in an expected purge,” latimes.com, Nov. 9, 2020