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'Most overrated general' Mattis takes swipe at Trump

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“I don’t want to tell you to this, I refuse to tell you, don’t let it outside of this room. I will not tell you that one of our great great generals, don’t let it outside, we are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our secretary of defense and we’re not announcing it until Monday so don’t tell it to anybody.”

Donny in December 2016

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And I think the only person in the military that Mr Trump doesn't think is overrated is Colonel Sanders.

LOL

Trump fans will have no problem supporting the trust fund scammer billionaire over the decorated war hero. None at all

It's in their blood.

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"So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals, and frankly that sounds pretty good to me,"

so funny and sense of humor. Not defeated by his ex boss. History will show who was on the right side.

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Look, Mattis has a good sense of humor, I thought it was funny. Respect and deeply admire the man, more than some of the other big mouth veterans that think they know everything and just talk. The President and him didn’t see eye to eye. He resigned which is his right and that’s it, doesn’t matter how decorated he is, if the President who has the final say doesn’t agree with his general and vice versa then they need to part ways. Simple as that.

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Look, Mattis has a good sense of humor, I thought it was funny. Respect and deeply admire the man, more than some of the other big mouth veterans that think they know everything and just talk. The President and him didn’t see eye to eye. He resigned which is his right and that’s it, doesn’t matter how decorated he is, if the President who has the final say doesn’t agree with his general and vice versa then they need to part ways. Simple as that.

So, what do you think of Donny calling Mattis the "great, great general" in 2016 and then not three ears later calling him the "world's most overrated general"? You do realize that Donny is disparaging his own judgment, correct?

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Go Gen Mattis! Show this cowardly Draft Dodger that you don't mess with a Marine Devil Dog.

"Donald Trump earned his spurs in a Doctors Letter".....Ouch - that's a sick burn...

Donnie must look like a deep fried pumpkin...

One more;

"A year, according to White House time, is about 9,000 hours of executive time or 1,800 holes of golf," he said in another jab at the president.

Nailed it....

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So, what do you think of Donny calling Mattis the "great, great general" in 2016 and then not three ears later calling him the "world's most overrated general"? You do realize that Donny is disparaging his own judgment, correct?

Trump can think or say whatever he wants, I could care less, he has his opinions and Mattis has his.

Mattis is a general and not President, so he can make jokes all he wants in the end.

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History will show who was on the right side.

Yes, and history will show Trump was right in getting us out of Syria.

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Mad Dog had better be careful what he says during the next 5 years, it wouldn't be befitting for a former Secretary of Defense to undermine a sitting Commander-in-Chief.

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There is a clear difference between Mattis and Giuliani which is while the first preferred to serve his country while the latter prefers to serve for the interests of Trump.

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"I earned my spurs on a battlefield and Donald Trump earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor."

Gen. James Mattis

When Mattis left Trump's cabinet, I knew it was going to be all downhill from there.

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Trump is dangerous because he makes serious decisions without consulting with his aides or experts even when it involves military decisions like with withdrawing troops from Syria and announced on Twitter and a threatening letter to the Turkish president. Trump lacks any military experience and knowledge believing the Brits had airfields back in the 1750's and America has had thousands of years of relationships with Italy all the way back to the era of the Romans.

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"So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals, and frankly that sounds pretty good to me," he said to laughter and applause at the annual Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation dinner. "

Burned. The laughter will drive Trump nuts. Or more nuts.

When the US military leadership turns against him, as they now are, as they hold him in revulsion for his treachery, this is not a good place for a constitutional republic. Things are now getting dangerous. We have got to get rid of him, and yesterday would not be fast enough.

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@serranoMad Dog had better be careful what he says during the next 5 years, it wouldn't be befitting for a former Secretary of Defense to undermine a sitting Commander-in-Chief.

Be careful? The pro-Russia, global alt right crowd pushing for lese majeste laws to protect the authoritarian from criticism? Mattis may be a career deep swamper, but he’s still a private citizen allowed to express his opinion. And given he currently serves on the Board of Directors for General Dynamics, one of the globe’s largest defense contractors, I think his position in the swamp is pretty secure.

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Like Mattis said, the only member of the military Trump respects is Col. Sanders. Who was, ironically, a virulent racist...

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History will show who was on the right side.

Yes, and history will show Trump was right in getting us out of Syria.

Well, history sure showed how he built that wall that Mexico paid for...

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"....history will show Trump was right in getting us out of Syria." Or it won't. Trump got played by Erdogan, who told him he'd take the fight to ISIS, and that the US could stand its troops down. Trump, stupidly, fell for it, and the Truks moved in and, as planned, began a campaign of ethnic cleansing agains the Kurds. The US military had so little time to withdraw that it had to leave ISIS detainees and munitions behind. It then had to carry out airstrikes on its own ammo dumps to prevent them falling into hostile hands. Russia has already occupied abandoned US bases. The fate of the ISIS captives is unclear, but they are in much greater danger now as a result of the US pullout The forces now in control cannot be expected to respect the Geneva Conventions. So much winning...

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@SerranoToday  

Yes, and history will show Trump was right in getting us out of Syria.

No history will show how Trump left his allies out in the cold to be slaughtered by the Turks...also let ISIS rebuild didn't destroy ISIS in weeks like he said he would....worst most corrupt president ever is all about the history book are you going to say about your dear leader little parrot...

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The guy has been publicly insulted. He was given the rostrum and asked to make a speech.

Let him have his say, and the more humorous it is the better, surely. What's not to like?

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I like this one...

" . . . the gang that couldn't do treason straight."

B. Maher

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Well, history sure showed how he built that wall that Mexico paid for...

As well as how it’s progressing nicely.

Burned. The laughter will drive Trump nuts. Or more nuts. 

I doubt it. Mattis is out, not sitting in the Oval Office, he can have his laughs, the President has his.

When the US military leadership turns against him, as they now are,

but not the majority of servicemen. Remember, these same men that want to stay in these wars were excoriated by the Democrats just a few years ago and everything they said was dismissed and now the Democrats support the military??? Just like they respect our intelligence community? Give me a break! Were it a Democrat President and did the same thing like Obama, the Democrats would push and support their President’s decision, but it’s Trump, so we need to side with the people we really hate.

as they hold him in revulsion for his treachery, this is not a good place for a constitutional republic. Things are now getting dangerous. We have got to get rid of him, and yesterday would not be fast enough.

So do it fair and square, try to find someone on the Dems side electable. So far, you guys don’t have anyone. Maybe in 2024 you might....maybe...

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As well as how it’s progressing nicely.

With zero funding from Mexico andcso effective 8 year olds can scale it.

I doubt it. Mattis is out, not sitting in the Oval Office, he can have his laughs, the President has his.

Sick come back.

but not the majority of servicemen. 

You know this how? Did you interview every single service member? Didn't think so.

Just like they respect our intelligence community? 

This is rich comingvfrom slmeone that constantly disparages the intelligence community.

So do it fair and square

The Dems are via impeachment. It will bring out Donny's corruption and force Senate republicans to go in record as supporting it. It's far more fair and square than holding up military aid to Ukraine for dirt on Biden.

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With zero funding from Mexico andcso effective 8 year olds can scale it.

A replica, but noticed they didn’t try again with the finished and fully implemented product.

You know this how? Did you interview every single service member?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-supporters-back-presidents-decision-to-pull-out-of-northern-syria/2019/10/11/1c68a488-ec44-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html

 

This is rich comingvfrom slmeone that constantly disparages the intelligence community.

But the difference is, I don’t work for the government, so......

The Dems are via impeachment. It will bring out Donny's corruption and force Senate republicans to go in record as supporting it. It's far more fair and square than holding up military aid to Ukraine for dirt on Biden.

Yeah, yeah, yeah....Mueller will get Trump...uh-Huh...ok, let’s go down this road yet again and let the Dems take themselves out of the voting cycle again, especially since this President won’t be removed. Not nearly enough Browny on the planet to clean up all the egg mess they e accumulated. Lol

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A replica, but noticed they didn’t try again with the finished and fully implemented product.

That would be illegal, which is why they used an exact replica.

No funding from Mexico. Donny lied to you and your taking it.

But the difference is, I don’t work for the government, so......

Doesn't change the fact that you disparage the intelligence community when they contradict Donny and cheer them when the corroborate him.

Yeah, yeah, yeah....Mueller will get Trump...uh-Huh...ok, let’s go down this road yet again and let the Dems take themselves out of the voting cycle again, especially since this President won’t be removed. Not nearly enough Browny on the planet to clean up all the egg mess they e accumulated. Lol

Someone's triggered. That won't stop Donny's corruption from being displayed through the impeachment proceedings.

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