Donald Trump wanted his team to shoot Black Lives Matter protests outside the White House the month after George Floyd’s death, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper reveals in his upcoming book.
‘Can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?’ Esper claims the then-president said.
He wrote in his book, according to Axios, that the first week of June 2020 ‘was surreal, sitting in front of the Resolute desk, inside the Oval Office, with this idea weighing heavily in the air, and the president red faced and complaining loudly about the protests under way in Washington, D.C.’
‘The good news — this wasn’t a difficult decision,’ Esper continued of Trump’s idea to shoot protesters. ‘The bad news — I had to figure out a way to walk Trump back without creating the mess I…
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