“Best response ever!”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis showed a bit of what led to his “Mad Dog” moniker during a CBS News interview that aired on “Face the Nation” Sunday.
After discussing a string of threats facing the United States, host John Dickerson asked the former Marine Corps general what kept him awake at night.
“Nothing,” Mattis replied without hesitating so much as a second. “I keep other people awake at night.”
Sec. Mattis on what keeps him awake at night pic.twitter.com/NxV2FCxjC7
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 28, 2017
The response earned a smile from the CBS News host, and a mountain of praise on social media.
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— Hava Batia (@HavBat22) May 28, 2017
@FaceTheNation Without missing a beat!
— Flo (@flobabyK) May 28, 2017
@FaceTheNation Many thanks to SOD, for his brilliant interview and sincere answers to JD. Mattis is a true general, a patriot! He keeps his enemies awake.
— Cheers (@prettybold99) May 28, 2017
— StoptheNoiz (@Sledge1966) May 28, 2017
@FaceTheNation This is so awesome!
— Cdubb (@cdubb03) May 28, 2017
@FaceTheNation Love this guy.
— Attorney Nazarian (@AttyNazarian) May 28, 2017
— letterman123 (@badhombre4trump) May 28, 2017
@FaceTheNation Best response ever!
— Bill Ramsay (@rambo3447) May 28, 2017
Finally, The Washington Free Beacon was so impressed its editors put together what they called a “BeastMode” video — complete with complementary footage and appropriate sound effects.
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