Donald Trump, George Floyd, James Mattis, Lafayette Square Park

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James Mattis Issues Blistering Statement About Donald Trump: “He Tries To Divide Us”

James Mattis, the former secretary of defense under Donald Trump, wrote a blistering statement criticizing his former boss, writing that he is “the first president in my lifetime who does not…

6/4/2020 2:05:00 AM

“We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort,” Mattis said. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society.”

James Mattis , the former secretary of defense under Donald Trump , wrote a blistering statement criticizing his former boss, writing that he is “the first president in my lifetime who does not…

, wrote a blistering statement criticizing his former boss, writing that he is “the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us.”“We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort,” Mattis said. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society.”

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The statement,first published in The Atlantic, was extraordinary coming from Mattis, who indicated last year that he would stay silent of his criticisms of Trump. But he added in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, “There is a period in which I owe my silence. It’s not eternal. It’s not going to be forever.”

Related StorySome Off Broadway & Brooklyn Theaters Open Lobbies - And Restrooms - To George Floyd ProtestersMattis singled out the images from Monday, when protesters were forcibly cleared from Lafayette Square in advance of Trump’s visit to St. John’s Church, where he held up a Bible as he posed for photographers.

“We know that we are better than the abuse of executive authority that we witnessed in Lafayette Square,” Mattis wrote in his statement. “We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”He also criticized the use of the military in response to unrest in major cities, arguing that it “sets up a conflict—a false conflict—between the military and civilian society.”

“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution,” Mattis wrote. “Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”

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Former Defense Secretary Mattis breaks silence and tears into Trump: 'He tries to divide us'Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis ripped into his former boss President Donald Trump in a scathing Wednesday night statement. Remember, McClellan denounced Lincoln on similar themes when Lincoln was running for re-election in 1864. Stick to the markets.. we already get enough propaghanda as it is. Try calling Mattis a liberal snowflake. Bigger issue than red or blue.

Mattis tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership'Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis castigated President Donald Trump as 'the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people' in a forceful rebuke of his former boss as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd . 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership,' Mattis said 96% Republicans support President Trump Sour grapes & Its an election year.

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