二手车市场Trump attends Pentagon ceremony for Mark EsperTrump attends Pentagon ceremony for Mark Esper President Trump attended a welcome ceremony for newly sworn-in Defense Secretary Mark Esper at the Pentagon on Thursday. Esper is the first permanent defense secretary since Jim Mattis left the post at the turn of the year. The ceremony came a day after former special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill, insisting his report did not exonerate the president. Mr. Trump bristled at questions about whether he fears he could be indicted upon leaving office. This event has concluded.