James Mattis is about to do the one thing Donald Trump never saw coming
James Mattis’ resignation as Secretary of Defense last December took Washington by surprise.
Immediately, speculation began to swirl that Mattis would take some sort of action to challenge Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.
And now, James Mattis is about to do the one thing Donald Trump never saw coming.
General Mattis is releasing a book this summer centered on his time commanding U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and the leadership lessons he learned.
But much to the chagrin of the fake news media, Mattis will not discuss President Trump in the book.
Mattis said it would go against his honor to write a tell-all about a sitting President.
The Daily Caller reports:
“My purpose in writing this book is to convey some of the lessons I learned in 43 years of service for those who might benefit, whether in the military or in civilian life,” Mattis said in a statement, according to AP.
Mattis went on to explain why his book is not intended to be about Trump.
“I’m old-fashioned: I don’t write about sitting presidents, so those looking for a tell-all will be disappointed. I want to pass on the lessons and experiences that prepared me for challenges I could not anticipate, not take up the hot political rhetoric of our day,” Mattis continued.
Mattis resigned as defense secretary in Dec. 2018, allegedly after a series of foreign policy disagreements with the president.
Mattis’ refusal to go against code and trash President Trump should put an end to any speculation that he would mount a 2020 primary challenge.
And it will surely disappoint members of the fake news media hoping that Mattis would use the book tour as a vehicle to bash Trump for policies that Mattis strongly disagreed with.
Mattis has a decorated war record that gives him credibility with both Democrats and Republicans.
That’s why never-Trump Republicans and fake news journalists were so keen to play up Mattis disagreeing with Trump.
They figured that if Mattis directly confronted the President on an issue, Trump’s approval numbers would plummet as the American people would side with the decorated General.
But Mattis has no interest in playing a role in the Left’s takedown of the President.