“The most overrated general in the world,” named Donald Trump, former US Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
US President Donald Trump said he was pleased with the dismissal of James Mattis, whom he dismissed from his post at the Pentagon, Interfax reports citing Trump’s Twitter.
“Probably the only thing that unites us with Barack Obama is that we both had the honor of firing Mattis, the most overrated general in the world. I asked him to write a letter of resignation and felt great. His nickname was“ chaos, ”which I did not like it, and I changed it to “rabid dog,” Trump wrote.
“I didn’t like his style of“ leadership, ”like so much more in him, and many others agree. It’s good that he left!” – he noted.
Statements by the US president followed Mattis’s statement released by CNN, in which he criticized the president for his reaction to US protests.
“Donald Trump – the first president in my life who does not try to unite the American people – does not even pretend to be trying. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis said.
“We are witnessing the consequences of a three-year absence of mature leadership. We can unite without it, relying on the strengths inherent in our civil society. It will not be easy, as the last few days have shown, but we must do this for our fellow citizens, for past generations ( …) for our children, “he added.
In his opinion, it is possible to use the military to suppress protests in very rare cases and when state governors ask for it.
“The militarization of our response, as we saw in Washington, DC, creates a conflict (…) between the military and civil society,” Mattis said.
Recall, earlier, US President Donald Trump said that he did more for black Americans than any other president in history, except, perhaps, Abraham Lincoln.
“In three and a half years, I did much more for our black population than Joe Biden in 43 years. In fact, he worsened their position with his Crime Bill, which he doesn’t even remember,” Trump wrote on Twitter, reacting to the speech of the presidential candidate from the Democratic Party, ex-vice president of the United States Joseph Biden, who said that it was the head of the White House who turned America into a battlefield.