President Trump Reveals Why He Let Mattis Go

President Trump explained why he and Mattis weren’t getting along. Fox News reports:

During his first cabinet meeting of 2019, President Trump called out recently departed Defense Secretary James Mattis for how he managed the War in Afghanistan.

Mattis, a retired four-star Marine general, announced his resignation last month after Trump called for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Syria and approximately half the American troops deployed to Afghanistan.

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Mattis was originally going to serve until the end of February, but Trump announced his defense secretary would be out at the start of the new year, with Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan assuming the title of Acting Secretary of Defense.

“I gave our generals all the money they wanted. They didn’t do such a great job in Afghanistan,” Trump said, later claiming U.S. generals did not want to allow Taliban and ISIS to fight against each other in Afghanistan.

Though Mattis had a stellar reputation as a field commander, he didn’t fit well as Secretary of Defense, as he couldn’t apply President Trump’s strategic vision into policy.

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Ltpar
Ltpar
4 years ago

Having previously worked in Afghanistan and seen the military effort up close and personal, I agree with the President the military Generals did a piss poor job of managing the war effort. Most of them were just marking time, waiting for their next star. They also had ideas and opinions which ran counter to the desires of the Afghanistan government. Meanwhile, taxpayers here at home continued to fund billions of dollars and far too many American lives to allow the General’s folly to continue. Frankly, after seventeen years, we need to get the hell out of Afghanistan and let them solve their own problems. They can either sink or swim.

Diane S Sanfilippo
Diane S Sanfilippo
4 years ago

You have to remember – these are the same generals who swore allegiance to Obama – the rest retired. Leftovers from Muslim BO’s administration are NOT going to lead by any other C in C’s ideas. But they were led by a man who knew NOTHING about the military, their job, their abilities, their politics although he was determined to make liberals out of all of them! It’s time to promote those who did NOT bow down to BO and his policies! BO tried to community organize our great military and went to those with the most to lose in order to accomplish his goal! For the most part, I believe he failed! We know who we are, what is right and what is wrong and I cannot believe it has changed that much since my husband was on active duty!
President Trump – find out who did NOT blindly follow the previous admin’s lead, promote them, retire the rest and you will have the leaders our great military deserves!!

Fighterforfreedom
Fighterforfreedom
4 years ago

It was a field day for the contractors that provide services to the deployed military. Contracts for chow halls requiring 15-20 people working hf ad 7. Transportation services used old unreliable vehicles with drivers who sold 1/2 of what they were to transport off the back of the truck. Then obysmal said costs were too great and he wanted to take a meal away from our soldiers going from 4 MRE’s to 3/day while they were in trucking 100lb loads all day at 10000′ of elevation. . Clean house of the shills obysmal had at the helm whom were profiting from blood money since all the business development jobs at boeing and Lockheed Martin were filled and they new that the days of lobbyists were numbered.

stan lee
stan lee
4 years ago

No use discussing “spilled milk.” Mattis is gone, I liked the man, as veteran fortunate to have served under officers who were the best in my estimation, Gen. Mattis was an excellent one. President Trump’s comment of Afghanistan and Gen. Mattis not doing a “great job” is unworthy of the President in this case. After 12 years of U.S. campaigning in Afghanistan, to get no further than Alexander the Great and all others who ventured into Afghanistan before us, It proves to be one place in this world where even a super-power couldn’t dominate that savage, tribal-led nation. We live and we learn….I hope!

Bruce
Bruce
4 years ago
Reply to  stan lee

I’ll say this; as a matter of fact, IF the U.S. or any country such as Russia or China, if they/we had really wanted to defeat the Mid east Muslim, nations thatis NOt outof the rhelm of possibility. See it’s an oil setup! Someone wants the oil! But when God gets thru w/the Muslims, they will be beat, and bad! In FACT read Zechariah 12 and “SEE” God Himself is going to come against ALL nations that fight against Israel. The Muslim nations will be wiped off the map they claim is theirs! Focus on Zech 12:9KJV SEE People actually think President Trump doesn’t know what he is doing, but in the LIGHT of who GOD/Jesus Christ is, and what HE does, D.Trump is doing what he is commanded to do! As Per 2 Kings 24:2 KJV It says …”and The Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, (Incestial sons of Lot) and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which “HE” spake by His servants the prophets.” Now, being this is Historical FACT(S) and this happened, then don’t people “SEE” GOD is in control and he alone moves men to do HIS will! Ofcourse a lost soul thinks he really matters when GOD said: (I)..giveth it (power) to whosoever He will. Daniel 4:32b KJV

Maxx
Maxx
4 years ago
Reply to  stan lee

Mattis might have been good “in the field” but sucked in an office position. Military advancement does not always go to the best people; it is based on seniority all too often.

Votedemout
Votedemout
4 years ago
Reply to  stan lee

Change the rules of engagement, become as savage as the opponents and watch how fast that country is civilized. Our white glove attitude toward war might please the feel good arm chair generals, both in the military and out, but it costs way to much in both national treasure and our kids blood. In VN the Korean Marines had a small presence along side us. They had no rules other than to win, the VC were terrified of them, and seldom chose to attack them. If we acted the same there would be very little war that involved us, for no one would poke us with their stick.

James Rust
James Rust
4 years ago

The Brits couldn’t control Afghanistan in the 19th century. The Russian lost a war there that was collapse of Communist USSR.

John
John
4 years ago

I would completely pull out of Afghanistan. The last thing they would hear from me is “you screw with the US in anyway shape or form and we will come back and UTTERLY destroy your stinky little country” Got it!
I am so sick and tired of hearing about these dirtbags in the middle east or any where else for that matter.

zee
zee
4 years ago

Bye-bye ‘bumper crop ‘poppy fields’.
POTUS hates drugs.

Daniel Mount
Daniel Mount
4 years ago

Ask yourself why Trump is calling them all home? Is it just to save lives or is it for our service men and women so they can help round up the American Citizens?

LARRY CHAMBERS
LARRY CHAMBERS
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel Mount

Daniel Mount, that was Obama as he asked his generals if they were willing to kill Americans. Trump has never spoken in such a manner. You’ve got the wrong guy.

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  LARRY CHAMBERS

Daniel, you are not alone ‘in thought’. hmm.
However, As long As POTUS In CONTROL – this
(rounding up of usa citizens) Will NOT Happen.
BUTT, IF/WHEN ‘dems’
Take Control – well then, HANDWRITING
IS on the Wall. (so to speak)
WE Desperately NEED 6 Yrs of POTUS DJT.
Actually, at this point in World History, WE, USA
NEED POTUS For a LONG TIME.

Irene Grooms
Irene Grooms
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel Mount

COULD IT BE THAT HE WANTS THEM TO HELP SECURE OUR BORDERS AND NOT ROUND US UP LIKE CATTLE AND BE PUT IN CAMPS.

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  Irene Grooms

Yes Irene, POTUS DJT ‘loves this Country’ that has
give him so much. & Has Stated ‘that’ in his Presidential
Rallies. & Will Do what he can To PROTECT USA.
We Only Have 6 yrs ( IF the KrAAp) Does Not Overtake us.
After that ? whoa – i really don’t want to think about it.
Sorry to say, ‘camps’ Are Already ‘set up’ (ie Ex. JadeHelm15)
The God-forsaken Dems INTEND 1 World Order. Hillary
talked several yrs ago, about Re-Education Camps & laughed
about it. Does AnyOne here Remember ‘that’ ?
GOD BLESS. whew___

Votedemout
Votedemout
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel Mount

Did you fall and hit your head????

john furlong
john furlong
4 years ago

Opinions and assholes all stink, time will tell!

Bruce
Bruce
4 years ago

“NOT” based upon “OPINION: when a military officer or non-com or Petty Officer etc is given an order, he is BOUND to carry out that order to the best of his ability, w/out question! whether he likes it or not, whether he agrees or not, is NOt the question! According to the general orders given and remembered in Boot camp OCS etc those orders are not negotiable! The Marine let me down in that he was to do just what he was ordered to do and he did it not! His opinion and what he thought was right, got in the way! Semper Fi, means just that “Always Faithful” and that does NOT mean what you think matters! yes this man should have gone! This Marine is NOt who Marines are, he became a Politician!

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  Bruce

We IN Deep deep doo-doo, dude.
Am ‘senior’. Do NOT ‘want’ to be
here When SHTF. AnyOne less than
‘senior’ Going to Have a V. Difficult Time.
UNLESS Another ‘miracle charismatic’
type figure appears TO SAVE USA
from 1 World Order.

Votedemout
Votedemout
4 years ago
Reply to  zee

What in the HeLL do you think we have right now???

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