BREAKING: Trump announces major shakeup on Secretary of Defense appointment

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BY TEAM DML / JUNE 18, 2019 /

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President Trump announced in a Twitter post Tuesday afternoon his nominee for Secretary of Defense has decided not to move forward, and the president has named a new person to fill the roll. Trump tweeted:

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family….

….I thank Pat for his outstanding service and will be naming Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, to be the new Acting Secretary of Defense. I know Mark, and have no doubt he will do a fantastic job!

The following article was just published by USA Today about Shanahan Tuesday morning:

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