The former defense minister James Mattis Speaks Out, Trump slammed over handling of protests

The former defense minister James Mattis Speaks Out, Trump slammed over handling of protests

For the first time since before the Trump administration in 18 months, the former Defense Secretary James Mattis has broken his silence about the president’s performance. On Wednesday, he gave a scathing statement that Donald Trump of the recent management riots in the country inefficient, self-serving and unconstitutional criticized. “Donald Trump is to pretend in my life who is not seeking, people-to unite Americans, not try it once the first president. Instead, he tries to separate us,” says Mattis. “We are seeing the consequences of three years of conscious effort.” After his two-year term as head of the Pentagon, which expired in December 2018, he took questions Mattis avoid pain on Trump behavior. What caused him to speak now, he says, Trump troops died tilt active duty to use to suppress the violent unrest that erupted across the country since George Floyd, an unarmed black man last week in Minneapolis custody police. In the White House Rose Garden on Monday, Trump said that every governor “to use the National Guard in sufficient numbers that the roads that dominate,” had instructed, and if local leaders do not take such measures, he said, “and then I intention of the US military use and quickly solve the problem for them. “He then brandishing shields to eliminate the police officers sent with pepper balls and rubber bullets and policemen Lafayette Park in front of the white house more than a thousand protesters. Administration officials went through the park in front of the Trump prior to the rectory of the church of St. John standing, which had been vandalized the night before, when protesters lit a fire in the cellar. He stood for photos and asked for its employees, including Defense Minister Mark Esper and General Mark Milley, who serves as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff to join. In the eyes of many critics of the administration, the two men “props” in a photo-op that threatens the military long-standing reputation for non-partisanship were. Making the matter personally, Mattis called his more than 40 years in the Marine Corps, when he was a four-star general retired in 2014. “When I connected the military, about 50 years ago, I swore to support and defend the Constitution , “He says. “Never I have is that the dream troops, the same oath would in any case to pay the constitutional rights of their fellow humans to violate civil less of a photo-op bizarre for the selected commander in chief to create, with the leadership military opposite “Mattis, says:” unfolding events of this week notes, angry and upset. “he said, calling the protesters rightly equal justice for death while Floyd administration Trump was wrong. “We do not need our response to militarize protests,” says Mattis. “We have a common goal to unite. It starts by making sure that we are all equal before the law.” More than 1,600 soldiers serving active from Fort Bragg, N.C. and Fort Drum, N.Y. They were brought in recent days in the area around the District of Columbia. Law enforcement is not a mission that some of the soldiers are trained and equipped to do so. For example, the 82nd Airborne Division soldiers sent around Washington on Monday night, as part of what is called “immediate response force”. The unit, which, like the others, is currently in stand-by waiting to be called, will kill from duty infantry troops formed active combat the enemy in a combat zone, not to police the streets. Mattis has left the administration after Trump’s abrupt decision to pull all 2,200 troops fighting ISIS in Syria. For Mattis, it was abandoned withdrawal an important ally, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a militia fighters mostly Kurds and Arabs in ending four years of war against ISIS was vital. It marks the end of a turbulent period as defense minister issued of which was trying to thread the needle achieve political goals between Trump and old American principles of data is maintained. Since then, the president Mattis ridiculed, called him “the world quite high in general” in October 2019. A month earlier, during a sit-down interview with Time, Mattis said it is a “duty “must be silent, but
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