(RightWing.org) – Earlier this week, President Donald Trump told governors to stop the protests that are destroying American businesses and hurting cops, or he would send the military in. His former defense secretary, James Mattis, condemned him for his remarks. Now, the president is fighting back.
On June 3, Mattis accused Trump of trying to divide the American people now and for the last three years. The president didn’t take the retired general’s remarks lying down, he fired back.
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. I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was “Chaos”, which I didn’t like, & changed to “Mad Dog”…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020
What exactly Mattis expected the president to do is unclear. Trump was responding to a crisis and since his warning, the situation has calmed down. Sure, there are still cities where tempers flare, but for the most part, the protests have remained peaceful. Sometimes, the president has to just stand up and fight for what is right, even if his words don’t please everyone. It’s called leadership.
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