Mark Esper Clarifies Circumstances Of Trump’s Church Photo-op, National Guard’s Actions | MSNBC

Mark Esper Clarifies Circumstances Of Trump’s Church Photo-op, National Guard's Actions | MSNBC 1


At a Pentagon briefing, Defense Secretary Mark Esper also told reporters he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act and denied reports that the National Guard fired tear gas at White House protesters this week. Aired on 06/03/2020.
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Mark Esper Clarifies Circumstances Of Trump’s Church Photo-op, National Guard's Actions | MSNBC

82 Comments on "Mark Esper Clarifies Circumstances Of Trump’s Church Photo-op, National Guard’s Actions | MSNBC"

  1. Bart Santello | June 3, 2020 at 11:14 AM | Reply

    In other words one hand didn’t know what the other was doing..

  2. John Henderson | June 3, 2020 at 11:14 AM | Reply

    WTF you could see the tear gas clouds, does this man think we are that stupid

    • John Henderson | June 3, 2020 at 1:29 PM | Reply

      @Darth Obscurity He is just stupid

    • John Henderson | June 3, 2020 at 1:30 PM | Reply

      @Darth Obscurity Smoke grenades don’t make people choke, well at least they didn’t when I was in the military

    • More white people are killed by cops every year than black people…the “protests” are bogus

    • @USA Rules more white people are violent, armed and actually threatening to cops than black people. Most of us are taught at an early age to be extra respectful, don’t make sudden movements, even narrate what you are doing just so that we can survive the encounter. Get the facts right

    • Kathy Sexton | June 3, 2020 at 7:16 PM | Reply

      Yes he does….he thinks we will believe what they say in face of facts to the contrary….over 30% of our country does…..UGH!

  3. American Rage | June 3, 2020 at 11:14 AM | Reply

    EVERYONE OF THIS administration LIES!

  4. Shane Anthony | June 3, 2020 at 11:15 AM | Reply

    You’re the Secretary of Defense and you didn’t know where you were going? That’s not a good look

    • Klaus Kapalle | June 3, 2020 at 11:28 AM | Reply

      because Trump blindfold him before he puts him in this position

    • Annie Warbux | June 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM | Reply

      @Stephen Urso My thoughts Exactly! Is there ANYONE in the Republican Party, in our Corrupt Law Enforcement, and Treacherous Armed Forces, that participated in this UNGODLY charade, who have one ounce of their Soul Intact?? Have they ALL SOLD AMERICA OUT FOR GOOD??! Their very own Brothers and Sisters and Our Divinities have been Assaulted, at Their Hands!

    • Bill Johnson | June 3, 2020 at 11:53 AM | Reply

      All Domestic Terrorist will be CRUSHED. If the US Military does not have the stomach to fulfill their duty? Then the Militia WILL!

    • Rick Deckard | June 3, 2020 at 11:59 AM | Reply

      @Bill Johnson Keep posting nonsense. Are you a bot or just a cut and paste Trump moron?

    • Stephen Urso | June 3, 2020 at 1:22 PM | Reply

      @Bill Johnson LOL look everyone it’s the YouTube general Patton! I bet you would run to your basement at the first sign of trouble like Trump ran to his bunker!

  5. Okay so we didn’t see what our eyes were looking at.

    • @Andy Smitty wow, conspiracy theory much?? Russia russia russia.

    • Mars Tru where the F$&@ did I say anything about russia? The videos show capital police pushing the peaceful protesters back, William bar made the claim on fox that they thru a water bottle at him so he ordered the capital police push them back, and they did infact use flash bangs and pepper ball bullets (they shoot like rubber bullets but are more like paintballs with mace in them).

      I think you either have an issue with reading comprehension or are a foreign troll.

    • @David Creekmore Your point?

    • @Mars Tru are we watching the same media lmao none of the major news channels are saying it was exclusively white supremacists, most of them are saying it’s just others who are taking advantage of the current strained police numbers. not necessarily radical left or radical right.

    • *doublethink*

  6. That helicopter had to be flown on orders down the chain of command…the implication that there were vigilante airmen flying that is bs.

    • Cam V Bill Johnson is a Russian troll trying to interfere in the election; ignore him. They couldn’t even come up with a better name. “Hey what sounds really American?” “I know, Bill…. Bill Johnson”

    • Mark Webster | June 3, 2020 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      Depends on who was REALLY giving the orders…. What is the chain of command in this compromised administration anyway?

    • Is that a thing? | June 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM | Reply

      @John Henderson these. Maga tiki torches are cowards… they only go after soft targets that they know there’s no shooting back… elderly in black churches, the Elderly in synagogues Charlottesville with 3ton Dodge Charger into a crowd of unarmed protesters, and Mexican Walmarts.. they’re nothing but cowards..

    • Kathy Sexton | June 3, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Reply

      It started with Orange Spanky and Barr

    • @Bill Johnson Are you and your sister-wife gonna save us, Bill?

  7. So lesper didn’t know what he was doing , again….Lord help us.

  8. Real Patriot | June 3, 2020 at 11:18 AM | Reply

    *This wasn’t a statement. He was saving face.*

  9. Succubusisis | June 3, 2020 at 11:19 AM | Reply

    Wow the amount of things this guy ‘doesn’t know’, let alone can’t acknowledge to be true when there is video is astonishing.

  10. *I seen gas, smoke whatever you call it, being used against Americans didn’t you?*

    • Summer Madness | June 3, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      @Bono Budju Bono, excellent point.

    • @Summer Madness ✌️good luck, stay safe and take care.

    • Summer Madness | June 3, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      @Bill Johnson SORRY Bill Johnson, your president is nothing but a bloviating, spineless Baffoon, who spews a bunch of b@llsh/t out of his mouth. His threatening tactic didn’t work. In fact, it backfired. Today, larger and larger crowds, thousands more and it all remained PEACEFUL!

    • twas brillig | June 4, 2020 at 12:21 AM | Reply

      @mtronix provide a link to the aerial view please, never seen that

    • Constituent A | June 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      Thanks Australians for sharing the links. That second one had a much more ‘conservative’ perspective of what we were watching, though. Maybe she doesn’t know that until now, you used to be able to peaceably assemble in this country, and chants during protests were considered free speech, not acts of ‘disruption’. There was no need for the tear gas to start flying, which to me justifies throwing the cannister they threw at you right back at them. We used to call it self defense before the police state of president plague. I also noticed that, just like Fox, the conservative station has turned off their comments. Pretty pathetic.

  11. November 3rd can’t come quickly enough.

  12. Our allies and foes think we are fools. Even the terrorists are like, “not now”.

    • @Keith Leung well at least our potus isn’t an ANTISEMITE antizionist wearing BLACKFACE!!!!

    • Totaler BLOEDSINN das war ein ser friedlicher response by the Philadelphias finest….in deutschland unsere antiterrorist police units schwarze cobra wuerden sehr schnell aufmoppen!!!!!! S

    • @b1untrama hey incel

    • @Khaver 25: Schwarze Cobra is maybe a Russian Police Unit. German special police units are called “GSG9/federal ” or “SEK (Sondereinsatzkomando)/State.
      You are wether German nor are you American. Probably, a Russian troll.

    • ​@VidKid I ‘am concerned about what will happen if Trump loses the election. BTW Thank-you for realizing that Trump does not have any interest in Conservatism. It’s refreshing to hear from republicans/ conservatives who understands this.

  13. You’re Beautiful | June 3, 2020 at 11:28 AM | Reply

    They must think we can’t see what freaking happened. 🖕🏼

  14. Wasn’t he on that phone call telling governors they need to “dominate the protesters” and “stop the protests so we can go back to normal”??

    • Weghweh Hwewehwhe | June 3, 2020 at 1:15 PM | Reply

      ​@Thilypad It’s a fake narrative. Don’t believe them.
      People explained it on youtube and made videos. A blck girl video-taped two white girls wearing masks writing graffiti on buildings. When asked why they do this and why they thus work against the black people, the two fled quickly. So these are paid actors who try to undermine the protesters. Don’t believe what you see in the media.

    • @Weghweh Hwewehwhe those are Antifa who are doing that and instigating riots in the major cities in the video but there are hundred other videos of opportunistic black looters who are looting and attacking Buisness .These riots ensured his re election he’s the only one calling these thugs what they are the failure of democrat mayors and governors to contain the situation has cost them their careers.

    • @Thilypad so they don’t get their way so they pull a Tantrum and burn down their own communities like that will make people listen their lack of patience has alienated Everyone whites,Blacks who owned stores and Buisneses,Latinos the only ally they have is Antifa they should have stuck with peaceful protests that would’ve won hearts and minds.
      . Everyone in the country agreed that the murder and death of George Floyd was a tragedy and called for justice the mayor of and Minneapolis ,The Governor and Even the president called this incident out
      With rioting no one will care the next some poor black sap gets murdered by a cop because they will either out hate black people for what they did during these riots or they will be apathetic to their cause.

    • robert howard | June 4, 2020 at 9:14 AM | Reply

      @Weghweh Hwewehwhe made up YOU

    • robert howard | June 4, 2020 at 9:21 AM | Reply

      @Abbadon380 Some fifty years and at least 13 trillion later, where is the progress that johnson’s great society was going to bring. Some people don’t want to try to pull themselves up. Black students, often taught by often black teachers, or many of the leftest teachers, with the idiotic themes of ” no child left behind ” and ” it takes a village ” produce..people who only know how to whine, loot and commit arson?

  15. He’s just reading what he’s been told to say. Shameless.

  16. The first three minutes I thought he was a unifier, a sensible man, then he started scapegoating and gaslighting us like the rest of them do.Thank God there’s video footage of what really happened.

  17. Paul Baldassarre | June 3, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Reply

    Shorter version: Don’t believe your lying eyes.

  18. He’s saying he is incompetent. Not knowing is no excuse. His job is to know.

    • In a toxic environment. Communication breaks down. Sometimes individuals don’t get the correct info to do their job properly.

    • kayne garcia | June 3, 2020 at 3:37 PM | Reply

      G W that’s not an excuse when your job is dependent on communication and is also national security. I’m a firm believer in “as an adult there is no excuses!” Because I have been at the recieving end of actions that no matter the fault no matter the excuse it has permanently damaged me in multiple ways for multiple things but point being excuses doesn’t stop the pain and it dam sure doesn’t protect the nation, no excuse is acceptable when national security is damaged HARD PERIOD FULL STOP

    • @kayne garcia It wasn’t an excuse. I also agree with you. It’s more serious at that level.

    • He’s only good at reaping praise On his New Orange Dictator wanna be

    • robert howard | June 4, 2020 at 9:12 AM | Reply

      No, it’s Yiddish, I get it..but after reading it, it doesn’t make much sense, after translation.

  19. Marilyn Reallon | June 3, 2020 at 12:04 PM | Reply

    Trump and his cronies are giving Biden the win in November!

  20. _Trumps Presidency in a nutshell: No one Knows Anything_

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