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Generals WIN battle with Donald Trump as 82nd Airborne soldiers are REMOVED from D.C.
UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2020 | Katelyn Carrlaye

Posted on 06/04/2020 2:16:03 PM PDT by livius

Generals WIN battle with Donald Trump as 82nd Airborne soldiers are REMOVED from D.C. after chairman of joint chiefs publicly slammed president telling troops to 'uphold the Constitution'

Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne division of the Army were ordered out of Washington, D.C. and back to Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Thursday night

The about 200 active duty troops were kept on standby at bases near the nation's capital and were never called into the city in the midst of riots

The move is a clear reversal after Donald Trump faced backlash for calling in the military to serve as backup should the National Guard need assistance

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, former Army General John Allen and former Defense Secretary James Mattis all pushed back against Trump

Milley told troops in a Thursday memo to 'uphold the Constitution' 'We all committed our lives to the idea that is America' after he defended protesters' right to assemble,' he added in pen at at the bottom of the letter

Mattis and retired four-star General Allen both bashedTrump in separate op-eds

They specifically called out police clearing Lafayette Park with tear gas and rubber bullets so Trump could visit a church across the street for a photo-op.

'It may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment,' Allen said of the church visit where Trump held up his bible for photos .

'Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people - does not even pretend to try,' Mattis wrote

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: artofthedeal; braking; dailyfail; dailywail; dc; fakenews; military; patriotsincontrol; tds; trump; trusttheplan; watchandlearn
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This is not good. Why do two former military heads have any say in this at all? What is going on here?
1 posted on 06/04/2020 2:16:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

They are goign to use this to try to remove him now...

Just wait and see...


2 posted on 06/04/2020 2:16:47 PM PDT by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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To: livius

I suspect something .....


3 posted on 06/04/2020 2:17:54 PM PDT by no-to-illegals ( Liberals, leftists, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: livius

Let’s see if this is really true?


4 posted on 06/04/2020 2:18:19 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: livius

Dan Bongino Rule:

... give that story 24 hours.


5 posted on 06/04/2020 2:18:20 PM PDT by jimjohn (2020: We The People - and not the government -shall re-open America)
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To: livius

CIC can do whatever the hell he wants with the US military. The show of force was awesome. We defend the world, but not the USA on our own soil?


6 posted on 06/04/2020 2:18:26 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: livius

It’s my understanding that then troops were on standby and were never deployed. They were sent back when the threat was considered to be over. Of course, the haters will create a narrative around this to attack Trump.


7 posted on 06/04/2020 2:18:39 PM PDT by myerson
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To: livius

Mattis needs to be fired again.


8 posted on 06/04/2020 2:18:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: livius

Did someone disobey orders or did someone convince the President that that was the best move?


9 posted on 06/04/2020 2:18:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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To: livius

“Seven Days in June”


10 posted on 06/04/2020 2:19:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: livius

So who is protecting the White House and National Monuments, etc? If I understood correctly, the DC mayor is not allowing police to do that?


11 posted on 06/04/2020 2:20:00 PM PDT by pnz1 ("These people have gone stone-cold crazy")
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“They specifically called out police clearing Lafayette Park with tear gas and rubber bullets so Trump could visit a church across the street for a photo-op.”

Fake news wins again


12 posted on 06/04/2020 2:20:03 PM PDT by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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To: livius

There are likely the upper command that Obama appointed.

It was a horrible mistake for Trump to retain a lot of military leadership under Obama once Obama was out of office.


13 posted on 06/04/2020 2:20:04 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
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We’re seeing just how deep the deep state is.


14 posted on 06/04/2020 2:20:30 PM PDT by EODGUY (God's Will...nothing more....nothing less.....nothing else!)
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To: no-to-illegals

Seven days in May.


15 posted on 06/04/2020 2:21:27 PM PDT by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election))
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I think the Major Burst has gone away.

And it's not like this hasn't been done before. AND...they were on standby...

16 posted on 06/04/2020 2:21:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: livius

So they’re going for the coup option then.


17 posted on 06/04/2020 2:21:36 PM PDT by Skywise
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[This is not good. Why do two former military heads have any say in this at all? What is going on here? ]


They don’t. Piers Morgan, a Never-Trumper who really, really hates deplorables, is editor at the Daily Mail. To say he shades the truth would be an understatement. The soldiers are being sent back because the rioting and arson have gone down substantially. Trump’s threat to send troops worked. The state and local officials have substantially stepped up enforcement.


18 posted on 06/04/2020 2:21:48 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: no-to-illegals

You are right. Trump doesn’t withdraw forces, figuratively speaking, without pushing ahead somewhere else. We will know in a few days. My guess is Esper’s days are numbered.


19 posted on 06/04/2020 2:21:57 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: livius

Again, I’m not buying this yet. Too many examples of twisted news accounts making something natural look wrong.


20 posted on 06/04/2020 2:22:00 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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