Trump reacts to meltdown over ‘grandstander’ resignations. ‘Obama ingloriously fired Jim Mattis, I gave him second chance …’

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The barrage of criticism faced by President Donald Trump ever since Defense Secretary Gen. Jim Mattis’s expected resignation announcement last Thursday appears to be frustrating him.

Mattis, who plans to step down Feb. 28, released a resignation letter a day after the president declared victory against ISIS in Syria and announced the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops.

“One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships,” some of it reads. “While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies.”

Read the full letter below:

Because of the way Mattis worded the letter, the media interpreted it a rip on the president:

The president appears to be exasperated by both this belief — that Mattis criticized him — and the media’s insistence that his Syria withdrawal is a mistake that threatens U.S. security.

“If anybody but your favorite President, Donald J. Trump, announced that, after decimating ISIS in Syria, we were going to bring our troops back home (happy & healthy), that person would be the most popular hero in America,” he tweeted Saturday evening.

When then-President Barack Hussein Obama announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq nearly a decade ago, Democrats and their media allies celebrated it as a sound decision.

“With me, hit hard instead by the Fake News Media. Crazy!” the president added, taking issue with the media’s relentless accusations about his alleged inability to lead.

In another tweet posted shortly thereafter, the president addressed Mattis’ resignation.

“When President Obama ingloriously fired Jim Mattis, I gave him a second chance. Some thought I shouldn’t, I thought I should. Interesting relationship-but I also gave all of the resources that he never really had. Allies are very important-but not when they take advantage of U.S.,” he wrote.


Unbeknownst to many Americans, Mattis previously served as the U.S. Marine Corps commandant from 2010 til 2013, when Obama abruptly fired him in an “inglorious” manner.

According to reports, Mattis learned of his termination when an aide handed him a piece of paper that said the Pentagon had just named his replacement.


In a final tweet Saturday, the president also addressed the just-reported resignation of Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS.

“The Associated Press reported that McGurk said in a resignation letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that ISIS was on the run, but wasn’t yet defeated and that U.S. work in Syria wasn’t yet done,” Fox News reported Saturday afternoon.

“Fox News has confirmed that McGurk submitted his resignation letter on Friday, a day after Secretary Mattis resigned. His resignation is effective December 31.”

Look at the president’s tweet below:

He was correct. McGurk had originally planned to resign in February. But following Trump’s withdrawal announcement and Mattis’ resignation, he apparently decided to just resign now.

Democrats and their media allies have not been alone in their criticism of the president. Notably hawkish Republicans like Sens. Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham have joined the chorus too.


The difference is that they were just as hawkish during Obama’s time in office. The same may not be said of the previously dovish Democrats and their hypocritical media allies.



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