Former Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis was one of Donald Trump’s all-star cabinet appointments.
But Mattis resigned last December in protest over Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
And how James Mattis just betrayed Donald Trump will leave you speechless.
Mattis was one of the great disappointments of the Trump administration.
Mattis constantly pushed Trump to adopt Barack Obama’s agenda by supporting the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Paris Climate Accord, and transsexuals in the armed forces.
But the final straw for Mattis was the President’s decision to end Barack Obama’s disastrous war in Syria.
Mattis resigned but had stayed quiet until now.
The former Secretary of Defense published an essay in The Wall Street Journal where he again made the case for the globalist alliance that ripped America off.
He also implicitly attacked Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy.
Nations with allies thrive, and those without them wither. Alone, America cannot protect our people and our economy. At this time, we can see storm clouds gathering. A polemicist’s role is not sufficient for a leader. A leader must display strategic acumen that incorporates respect for those nations that have stood with us when trouble loomed. Returning to a strategic stance that includes the interests of as many nations as we can make common cause with, we can better deal with this imperfect world we occupy together. Absent this, we will occupy an increasingly lonely position, one that puts us at increasing risk in the world.
It never dawned on me that I would serve again in a government post after retiring from active duty. But the phone call came, and on a Saturday morning in late 2017, I walked into the secretary of defense’s office, which I had first entered as a colonel on staff 20 years earlier. Using every skill I had learned during my decades as a Marine, I did as well as I could for as long as I could. When my concrete solutions and strategic advice, especially keeping faith with our allies, no longer resonated, it was time to resign, despite the limitless joy I felt serving alongside our troops in defense of our Constitution.
The Fake News Media will surely latch on to Mattis’ essay as a condemnation of President Trump’s leadership style and policies.
Even though Mattis never mentioned Trump by name, the very fact that he published this essay allows the President’s enemies to use Mattis’ words to attack Donald Trump.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.