Friday, October 18, 2019

Mattis Strikes Back, Kicks Trump To the Curb

Like most ex-Trump aides, former US defense secretary, general James Mattis,  since leaving the White House, been the target of insults and abuse by Trump.

Mattis said that he would speak his mind but, in fairness to his successor(s), not for a while, a year.

That year passed last night when a local RC cardinal invited Mattis to be the dinner speaker at a gathering in New York. The former four-star Marine Corps general put his sights squarely on the Mango Mussolini in one of the finest speeches I've heard in years.


Anonymous said...

A narcissist can't stand being mocked. You only have to look at the video of Obama gently mocking Trump at the WH correspondents dinner to see the rage boiling inside the Narcissist-in-Chief.

While that was nicely played by Mattis, I wish he'd do the world a favour and tell the House impeachment investigators what he knows.


The Mound of Sound said...

Have they asked him? Has he refused? I don't know.

Lorne said...

A Trumpian twitterstorm is sure to ensue, Mound.

The Mound of Sound said...

Perhaps, Lorne. Mattis sure put Trump in his place and that sort of thing does render him furious.

the salamander said...

.. there's an op-ed out there now from General McRaven.. who I believe is still a serving 4 star officer.. perhaps even more damaging.. yet joins with Mattis.. it identifies Donald Trump et al as the real and present danger.. 'the enemy within' .. It pulls no punches.. its damning in fact.. and it is loaded with context as well.. Will dig up a link If you like. The Mattis speech is a wonder though.. and he waited a year to bring the heat.. the polar opposite of Trump 'the impulsive' .. a thug acting crudely on the moment.. following Fox News

The Mound of Sound said...

Hi, Sal. Yeah, it's in the NYT. Mattis said he would wait a year. Turned out a year and then no more. It is a wonderful speech, drawing so heavily on Lincoln. Powerful stuff to contrast the greatness of Lincoln with the smallness of the sitting president.