Joe Scarborough Calls for Defense Secretary Mark Esper to Resign Over Trump’s Bible Photo Op: ‘It’s Despicable’

Joe Scarborough opened Wednesday morning show with another signature passionate harangue that ridiculed President Donald Trump’s Monday night photo op that required peaceful protesters to be cleared by tear gas and rubber bullets from Lafayette Park.

The Morning Joe host also called for Defense Secretary Mark Esper to resign since he unwittingly was used as a political prop during this White House photo op.

The Secretary of Defense defended his participation in the photo op by claiming he thought the president was going to inspect troops. “I thought I was going to do two things: to see some damage and to talk to the troops,” Esper told NBC News. “I didn’t know where I was going. I wanted to see how
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