President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented confrontation from an elite corps of former military leaders and presidents because of his reaction to mass protests and inciting racial hatred.
In particular, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the Americans that they should come together without a president. “Donald Trump is the first president in my life who does not try to unite the American people, does not even claim to be,” said Mattis, who has been silent since his resignation in 2018.
“Instead, he is trying to divide us. We are witnessing the effects of these three years of deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership, ”said the retired Marine Corps general, criticizing Trump for the threat of deploying regular troops against the demonstrators.
Many experts believe that since the command remains unified even after the resignation, Mattis expresses a broad opinion of the military, including senior officers who do not speak openly.