Trump's Former Defense Secretary Called Him A Threat To The Republic. The GOP Doesn't Care. - 2020-06-04
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thinks President Donald Trump is a juvenile and divisive leader who poses a fundamental threat to the republic. Most Senate Republicans say that's just, like, his opinion, man.
Mattis had largely remained quiet about his former boss after resigning as defense secretary at the end of 2018 following Trump's withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria. His silence ended this week amid nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.
In an extraordinary rebuke on Wednesday, Mattis excoriated Trump's response to the civil unrest, writing that the president abused his power by cracking down on protesters at the White House and has sown division rather than working to unite Americans.