- Jul 13, 2017
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- Political Leaning
- Slightly Liberal
resident Donald Trump has announced Gen. Jim Mattis will retire as the Department of Defense secretary at the end of February.
"General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years," Trump said in a Thursday tweet. "During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting....
"....equipment. General Mattis was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military obligations. A new Secretary of Defense will be named shortly. I greatly thank Jim for his service!"
CNN reported Mattis’ resignation letter said he is stepping down so Trump can have a defense secretary better aligned with his views.
Mattis basically resigned because he disagrees with Trump. Trump doesn't listen to anyone but himself. LOL