Former Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly once warned a top United States intelligence official that “collective action” might be required to stem President Donald Trump’s “dangerous” behavior in the White House, according to a new book by the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.
In his new book on the Trump administration—titled, Rage—Woodward reveals the inner machinations and grumblings of former White House officials, like James Mattis and ex-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. According to the book, which was widely excerpted by the Post on Wednesday, Mattis was particularly concerned about Trump’s leadership in 2017 during a standoff with North Korea over its missile tests:
Mattis quietly went to Washington National Cathedral to pray about his concern for the nation’s fate under Trump’s command and, according to Woodward, told Coats, “There may come a time when we have to take collective action” since Trump is “dangerous. He’s unfit.”
In a separate conversation recounted by Woodward, Mattis told Coats, “The president has no moral compass,” to which the director of national intelligence replied: “True. To him, a lie is not a lie. It’s just what he thinks. He doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie.”
The revelations regarding Mattis’s suggestion to Coats of taking “collective action” against Trump quickly drew attention on social media, with some comparing the discussion to “spit-balling a presidential coup.” [Breitbart News]
Now wait a minute. If Trump is so dangerous, why didn’t Mattis speak up while he was in office? And the projection here is stunning. Washington DC is FULL of people (in both parties) who actually ARE the kind of depraved people they CLAIM President Trump is!
I only know the facts. The facts are that President Trump has been a better commander-in-chief than anyone since President Ronald Reagan. He manages to achieve peace through strength without going to war, although he will go to war — if he has to do so. ISIS is gone. The Iranian terrorism machine of 40 years has been defanged. Our biggest enemies now are the Democratic Party, and RINOs. THEY are the ones trying to destroy the remnants of freedom, prosperity and strength we still enjoy.
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