Ex-Defense Secretary Mattis condemns Trump as threat to constitution

Ex-Defense Secretary Mattis condemns Trump as threat to constitution 1

 

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump as "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people" in a forceful rebuke of his former boss as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd.

"Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us," Mattis said in a statement obtained by CNN.
"We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children."

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66 Comments on "Ex-Defense Secretary Mattis condemns Trump as threat to constitution"

  1. Toussaint Chivars | June 4, 2020 at 7:40 AM | Reply

    Key words: We can unite without him!

  2. Blind Visionary | June 4, 2020 at 7:46 AM | Reply

    I wasn’t hiding out in my underground bunker “I was just inspecting it”. 😃 lol, ok, sure you were Mr. President. 👍

  3. Billy Morton | June 4, 2020 at 7:56 AM | Reply

    A war time president ??? When the war is waged on US citizens we need to look at the leadership or the lack there of !!! United We Stand !

  4. Tonight on twitter, we will hear private “bone spurs” bunker boy lash out at 44 yr Vet. General James Mattis:
    United States Central Command
    United States Joint Forces Command
    Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
    I Marine Expeditionary Force
    United States Marine Forces Central Command
    Marine Corps Combat Development Command
    1st Marine Division
    1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
    7th Marine Regiment
    1st Battalion, 7th Marines
    Battles/wars
    Gulf War
    War in Afghanistan
    Iraq War
    • Invasion of Iraq
    • First Battle of Fallujah
    • Second Battle of Fallujah
    Awards
    Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)
    Navy Distinguished Service Medal
    Defense Superior Service Medal
    Legion of Merit
    Bronze Star Medal (with Valor)
    Meritorious Service Medal

    and donald will call the General an american coward & just another disgruntled ex employee …..

  5. KULATheCriticalThinker | June 4, 2020 at 9:03 AM | Reply

    THIS IS A NEW DAY & I SEE CHANGE COMING.

    • Ruth Harris | June 4, 2020 at 5:26 PM | Reply

      @Kathy Franklund not gonna happen

    • Paul Rogers | June 4, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

      @Kathy Franklund Your last rebellion was prolly when yer Mommy dint buy you Cocoa Puffs.

    • About time and I am with you!

    • FistoftheNorthStar6 | June 4, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      Antifa sabotaged BLM. Imagine if O’Bama led a march on Washington with a sea of people, holding hands with all black leaders, and possibly Joe Biden. Imagine if the entire movement was about peace and unity… and perhaps under a different name (not Black Lives Matter which is divisive). I would have been down for that movement, not burning businesses, destroying property, and assaulting innocent police officers.

    • Richard Kidwell | June 4, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      We all see change coming, its just how bad will it be? Just sayin’.

  6. Whitney Mohrhauser | June 4, 2020 at 9:20 AM | Reply

    Once you lose the military that means you lost the country. Trump is incredibly weak President.

  7. JoAnna S. Diamonds and Pearls | June 4, 2020 at 9:24 AM | Reply

    Yea right esper you was standing right there in front of that church and you want us to believe you didn’t know🤔? Yea right!!

    • Mattis was relieved because he thought we should stay in Syria and Afghanistan, Trump wanted to get us out.  I thought you libs wanted us out of the middle east?

      Trying to have your cake and eat it to, again?

    • Well if you buy that then you should buy Mattias BS! One sharp general, he finally figured out Trump.

    • April the Cat Esquire | June 4, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      @Cold Beer <--- Still cries at the end of After School Specials

    • @Cold Beer WHERE Y’ALL BE AT WHEN THOSE KIDS SHOOT UP SCHOOLS & CHURCHES?

    • fried spaghetti | June 4, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      Like most of Ttrumpf’s cabinet, they don’t know what a church looks like

  8. Finally someone righteous would come out to save America , thank GOD

    • Per capita is where the comparison needs to be made and then account for all the crooked hospital administrators calling every health condition death as COVID related so they can claim more federal funds.  Your covid narrative gets old, libs fought Trump every step of the way when he tried to secure this nation early on. Nancy even tore up the speech that he discussed the incoming virus. You make me sick.

    • @Jeff Novack- Are you ok? You sound like a real loser.

    • @Cold Beer- Autopsy revealed that George Floyd had COVID-19, so that’s what killed him, a cop stopping his blood flow to his brain for 8 minutes had nothing to do with his death apparently.

    • righteous? Obama fired him too.

    • @ronkostars ???

  9. Rhimera lemuse | June 4, 2020 at 9:59 AM | Reply

    “In union there’s strength!”, twenty-two weeks until Americans are heard! Nov.3,2020

  10. Daniel Rotnemer | June 4, 2020 at 10:13 AM | Reply

    This is how every revolution in history started, when people getting sick and tire of their poor leaders.

  11. Someone somewhere needs to quit playing Jumanji

  12. Rather late to finally notice something was wrong, but better than never, I suppose.

    • Guilt must have been keeping him awake.

    • Herbert Otto | June 4, 2020 at 5:45 PM | Reply

      @RK SMLMN I’m 74 – once a U.S. Marine. Enlisted about the same time as “President Bone Spur” was dodging.
      Another name for the coward – Bunker Boy.
      Vote !

    • Amenadiel The Fallen | June 4, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      As a former military person myself, you do not have the luxury to openly denigrate those who outrank you. You had better have a justifiable reason and the means to back it up before even considering to be outspoken in such matters. I applaud and salute the General for what he has done. Regardless of what you think, that took courage from someone who has also worn the uniform.

    • George Dunn | June 4, 2020 at 6:52 PM | Reply

      @RK SMLMN Tempting as a fantasy, but put it from your mind if it begins to take on any hint of reality.
      Offing Trump at this point would only…
      1. Make a martyr for the MAGits
      2. Make Pence President
      3. Probably get him elected, due to #1, above
      4. Save some Republican seats in the House and Senate
      5. Empower the looniest of the loons on the Right
      6. Prevent that criminal trial the US so dearly needs
      7. Launch a purge of journalists, whistleblowers, reformers and comedians
      8. Create a police state

      In fact, if anybody were to have cause to assassinate Trump, it would be Putin, to whom his usefulness is almost ended. We should all hope (and pray, those who do) that the Secret Service is on the ball this year and the Orange lives to see the inside of a state prison.

    • Deborah Freedman | June 4, 2020 at 6:52 PM | Reply

      He didn’t resign because he thought Trump was doing a good job. And he has had choice words to say about him in the past. If you think he just noticed, you haven’t been paying attention.

  13. Channel Zero | June 4, 2020 at 11:25 AM | Reply

    Lincoln: “Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.”
    Trump: “grab em by the p*ssy”

    • Cartell Jenkins | June 4, 2020 at 5:01 PM | Reply

      Channel zero…… Way to bring back an oldie but goodie!! Im sure most ppl forgot trumps proclivity for p***y grabbing!!! 🤣💯 But its not lost on me how he loves to compare himself to Lincoln but is the TOTAL OPPOSITE of everything Lincoln stood for!! Hes one step away from invoking states rights legislation and undoing every thing Lincoln fought so hard for!!You can tell from his actions with how he treats and addresses individual states and their governors. 💯

    • Cartell Jenkins | June 4, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      @chew itt ……more like 1865!!!

    • Biden, “theyll have ya’ll back in chains.”

    • Obama “Those jobs arent coming back”

  14. Janet Douglas | June 4, 2020 at 11:32 AM | Reply

    Then Wimpass Esper reverses himself hours later.

  15. “A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies.” ~ Aristotle

  16. The top of the pops in the White House?
    “Who let the dogs out” Topical don’t you think?…

    • Jules Nagbunga | June 4, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      What about 10cc’s “Load up, load up with rubber bullets…its a shame these slugs ain’t real”!

  17. The comments made by James Mattis gave me goosebumps. At last , a calling out of the president for what he really is, an EPIC FAIL!

  18. “Our fellow citizens are not the enemy” but the police has been trained in that exact manner for decades now.

    • Finally Americans seem to be waking up to this nonsense.

    • No. Police corruption started from the top, which should have not allowed such an unethical officer to violate human rights. Always the responsible too ranks with power are the one who would abuse the power to do whatever they want. Such a corrupt mindset is there, at the top, Trump. Without reforming and replacing the current corrupted culture inside the system of justice, nothing works. Officers are “employed” by the top. Top with power has to be fixed. Protest against the corruption if the soul of George Floyd should be honored.

  19. Alphawinter/ Icewolf | June 4, 2020 at 3:03 PM | Reply

    Since I was 12 my dad told me never trust a rich business man I guess he was 100% right 😂

  20. Such a heartfelt message by Mattis.. I even shed a tear or two.. I felt that and I’m not even American.. the world weeps for the US citizens (the good and sane ones that is)

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