Trump has jumped the shark this time

Republicans are joining the backlash, via FT:

The US defence secretary opened a rift with Donald Trump, saying he did not agree with the president about sending the army on to the streets to clamp down on protests that have erupted across the country since the death of George Floyd.

Mark Esper’s remarks came amid mounting criticism from retired military officials over how the president has handled the demonstrations, including a rebuke from Jim Mattis, the retired general who previously served in the defence secretary role under Mr Trump.

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