Mattis Lambasts Trump

Headline Roundup October 18th, 2019

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis castigated President Donald Trump, his former boss, during a speech at the 74th Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. The speech saw Mattis take shots at President Trump after he called Mattis an "overrated general," and for using a doctor's note to get out of the military draft. Mattis is a four-star general who was nicknamed "mad dog" by Trump; Mattis said that he felt "more like an emotional support animal." This was the first time Mattis publicly spoke out against the president.

Mattis Lambasts Trump

From the Center
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President Trump fired him (after he submitted his resignation) and earlier this week reportedly called him "the world's most overrated general," but former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had a few barbs of his own to sling in a speech he gave in New York on Thursday.

Delivering the keynote address at the 74th Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, Mattis — a retired four-star U.S. Marine general — said he felt he had finally "achieved greatness."

"I'm not just an overrated general, I am the greatest, the world's most overrated,"...

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From the Right
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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis poked fun at himself and President Trump at the 74th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City on Thursday night, a day after the president called Mattis “the world’s most overrated general.”

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis roasted his former boss at the Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York City on Thursday night.
Mattis took the stage at the annual dinner -- an opportunity to crack jokes about local and national politics -- with an introduction from comic legend Martin Short.

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