Military experts start to turn against Trump over protests reaction

Military experts start to turn against Trump over protests reaction

Trump reacted on Twitter by calling Mattis "the world's most overrated General!".

Trump was later photographed holding up a Bible outside the St. John's Episcopal Church, located just down the road from the White House.

The forceful removal of protesters drew widespread scorn from Democrats, and some criticism from Trump allies, including former Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

"I thought General Mattis's words were true and honest and necessary and overdue", Sen.

Kelly's comments come after Mattis, who has widespread support among Senate Republicans for his long military service to the country, contended this week that Trump "does not even pretend to try" to unite the country and is instead engaged in a "deliberate effort" to divide the country, while lacking "mature leadership". "If you have a pulse, I'm with you!" "Never did I dream that troops taking the same oath would be ordered...to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens-much less to provide a freakish photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside".

"This case is about the President and Attorney General of the United States ordering the use of violence against peaceful demonstrators who were speaking out against discriminatory police brutality targeted at Black people", the lawsuit said.

Mr Mattis was not the only defence figure distancing themselves from the president. Trump was accompanied to the church by officers together with Mark Esper, the secretary of protection, and Gen Mark Milley, the chair of the joint chiefs of workers.

Scott Michelman, legal director of the ACLU in the District of Columbia, said Trump's "shameless, unconstitutional, unprovoked and frankly criminal attack on protesters because he disagreed with their views shakes the foundation of our nation's constitutional order".

In an appearance on Fox News Radio Wednesday, Trump parroted the claim by U.S. Park Police that "tear gas"-often used as an umbrella term to describe chemical agents that irritate the eyes and lungs-was not deployed on Monday to clear Lafayette Square of peaceful demonstrators". He called Mr Mattis an "honourable man" and said the U.S. president did not fire him.

Allen, president of the Brookings Institution, also took aim at the president's church photo-op.

Esper said he also regretted urging governors on Monday to "dominate the battlespace" when dealing with protests.

Donald Trump's photo opportunity at a church has been compared to Winston Churchill's leadership during the Blitz by the White House press secretary. "I know people might think that's a dodge", she added, "but I think there are important conversations that we need to have as an American people amongst ourselves about where we are right now".

Meanwhile, Mayor Muriel Bowser has called on Trump to "withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from our city". "If needed, he will use it", McEnany said Wednesday.

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