The Pentagon does not adopt the tone martial of Donald Trump. Wednesday 3 June, the minister of Defense Mark Esper has publicly opposed the deployment of the american army on the territory, manifestations of racism after the death of the Afro-American George Floyd in the hands of a white policeman. "I am not in favour to declare a state of insurrection" which would allow the president to deploy troops to the active face of the american citizens, and not more of the reservists of the national guard, said Mark Esper during a press conference.
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The head of the Pentagon has, however, admitted having made a mistake in showing on Monday alongside Donald Trump when he was photographed in front of a church with a bible in his hand, a few minutes after the violent dispersal, with batons and tear gas, of protesters who were protesting peacefully near the White House. "I do all my possible to stay apolitical and to avoid situations that may appear to be political, he said. Sometimes, I succeed ; sometimes I don't. "