Trump Sued over Police Charge Outside White House

Republican senator Lisa Murkowski said she struggles with whether to support President Donald Trump's re-election

Donald Trump slammed by former Defence Secretary James Mattis over his response to George Floyd protests

The former secretary of defense is one of several former military leaders to call out the Trump administration in a highly unusual rebuke to a sitting president.In response to Mattis' statement, Trump lashed out on Twitter, calling Mattis "the world's most overrated general."

"Instead, he tries to divide us", added the retired Marine general, who had previously argued it would be inappropriate for him to criticise a sitting president. I did fire James Mattis.

In a statement Wednesday via The Atlantic, Mattis claimed Donald Trump is the first president in his lifetime who hasn't tried to unite the American people.

"I didn't like his "leadership" style or much else about him, and many others agree", he wrote.

As protests across the U.S. continued in the aftermath of last week's the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, visible rifts have emerged between U.S. President Donald Trump and some his current and former Republican colleagues over the President's handling of the protests.

Trump trying to 'divide' America: ex-Pentagon chief Mattis
Trump made the comment after the former US Secretary of Defence on Wednesday criticised him for dividing the American people. Kelly pushed back at Trump's claim that he fired Mattis in an interview with the Washington Post on Thursday.

Right up until Mattis released it, saying little or nothing against the loyalty-loving president remained a popular choice for Republican members of Congress.

Chief among them was that of Mr Mattis, a four-star general who Mr Trump picked as his defence secretary when he took office in January 2017. He resigned in 2018 after disagreeing with the president about pulling troops out of Syria.

Murkowski, who is up for reelection in 2022, had told reporters earlier on Thursday that she was "really thankful" for Mattis' essay, in which he torched Trump for having peaceful protesters teargassed to clear a path for his photo-op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Investigators also believe that groups have been training some demonstrators on techniques to rush officers on the lines of the protests and giving tips on how to avoid being arrested, the official said.

"I was outraged that he felt that he had the license to do that, and that he would abuse our sacred symbols and our sacred space in that way", she said.

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Esper sent about 700 soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division back to Fort Bragg, N.C., after they had been rushed to bases near Washington on Monday and placed on alert to respond to civil unrest in the national capital if law enforcement and National Guard forces could not contain it, officials said.

Judd Deere, White House deputy press secretary, said that it was his decision to move the chairs.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.) said during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting that he would introduce his own measures in the Senate next week in order to "restrict the overbroad and virtually undefined powers of the President under the Insurrection Act".

The demonstrations have been overwhelmingly peaceful but pockets of violence have at times emerged, and Trump has chosen to use aggressive rhetoric in response, including a threat to deploy the military. Esper, Mattis's successor in the job, has said he regretted using that wording.

"And when the nation's top law enforcement officer becomes complicit in the tactics of an autocrat, it chills protected speech for all of us", said Michelman to CNN.

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Police said the woman's 1-year-old daughter, whose father is Crawford, walked up and distracted the former baseball player. Crawford, 38, was famously engaged to "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada from 2014 to 2017, when they broke up.

Hai Do wrote this story for Learning English.

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