It seems that General Mattis is learning to play the political game in Washington DC in such a way as to side with the mainstream liberals and media instead of his boss, President Trump. This is apparently one war that Mattis doesn’t want to fight.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis does not think the free press is the ‘enemy of the American people,’ in spite of his boss’ declaration otherwise.
‘I don’t have any issues with the press, myself,’ Mattis said on Sunday.
The Pentagon chief broke ranks with President Donald Trump in remarks to reporters traveling with him in the United Arab Emirates, after he was questioned about Trump’s tweet on Friday that branded the press ‘the enemy of the American people.’
Mattis, a retired Marine general seen as one of the most influential voices in Trump’s cabinet, did not mention his boss by name, but did take an entirely different position.