President Trump is not happy with his former defense secretary’s recent comments condemning his leadership in the wake of the social unrest after George Floyd’s death.
“Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General,” Trump tweeted Wednesday night. “I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was ‘Chaos’, which I didn’t like, & changed to ‘Mad Dog’ His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom ‘brought home the bacon’. I didn’t like his ‘leadership’ style or much else about him, and many others agree. Glad he is gone!”
Mattis wrote a long statement earlier in the day, saying he was “angry and appalled” about Trump’s attempts to control heightened protests over the last week.
Protests that followed after the police killing of Floyd quickly turned into several nights of violent rioting. Trump threatened to send in the military if state and local governments did not take care of it. more