Woodward: Mattis’ Mom Asks Him ‘How Can You Work For This Man?’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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Bob Woodward discusses the way in which President Trump diminished fmr. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and fmr. DNI Dan Coats and why he thinks Mattis and Coats have not publicly spoken about the president. Aired on 09/16/2020.
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Woodward: Mattis' Mom Asks Him 'How Can You Work For This Man?' | Morning Joe | MSNBC

81 Comments on "Woodward: Mattis’ Mom Asks Him ‘How Can You Work For This Man?’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. A house divided against itself shall not stand!

    • That is why America is collapsing. Americans have not yet realized just what is happening, they don’t understand that this is what collapse looks like. No election can save you when the options are the same tired old charlatans as in the past, America is finished, it just takes a little time.

    • Exactky.This is why we are taking all 3 house ,Senate presidency.Bidens tumbling in the real polls

  2. Great journalism Bob, that question been on my mind for a long time!!!!!!

  3. Putin: “Donald, America for Trump Tower Moscow? Good deal, right, comrade?”
    Trump: “Vlad, ya, it’s a beautiful deal, best deal I ever made!” What does “comrade” mean?

  4. SACHIN DHAMDHERE | September 16, 2020 at 11:03 AM | Reply

    We don’t need a new tell-all book about the President.
    We need a new President.

  5. Because everyone knows Trump is mentally unstable. 🕊️🇺🇸⚓

  6. Vote! 🇺🇸

  7. Trump is all bluff. He talks loud but is the weakest leader the U.S. has ever had…..Traitor to America

    • Debbie Scott 👈🏼 t r i g g e r e d

    • Debbie Scott

      Strong words…not really.

      You’re just spouting the bogey-man bs that’s spewing from trump’s orifice. No one wants socialism, certainly not the bass-ackward example of Venezuela.
      1) there are better examples in Northern Europe. Can you name one?
      2) can you name any organizations that are socialist in organizational structure? We have them in the United States, and it’s a good thing.
      3) A country can, and does have, some parts of it that function better under structures other than capitalist or democratic.
      4) how would you describe the organizational structure of a successful military? Democratic, capitalist, Oligarchical. Want people advanced based on popularity? Maybe they can buy their way to advancement?

      Don’t be silly, and per your other answers, trollish and offensive.

      Some organizations/institutions function under a somewhat socialist organization, it doesn’t impact the general structure of government. There are some companies that are strictly Hierarchical archival in structure. Family run business would be best described as strictly socialist. When you were a baby, how would you describe the family structure in governing terms. Was it capitalist? Did you have to earn your keep, compete with others, when you were an infant.


    • @stray fiftynine stupid can’t be fixed

    • Trump like Biden need to put Americans before Israeli zionist nwo agenda

    • @stray fiftynine these are not the droids your looking for..

  8. Very well said, “a man of the moment, not a man of history.”

  9. Good question. You cannot be a good person and be around trump.

    • These generals so disappoint me … these are the fools who will allow Trump to send in troops if he loses the election 🤦🏿‍♀️

    • The oxymoron of oxymorons 😷😷😷

    • David K. Storrs but how long can someone who soul is a good person and integrity is there life’s blood hang in there?? I wouldn’t last a week because as am walking up the the WH red flags dropping everywhere and the BS meter is shattering then you’d have to go and pretend your with them bowing down to liars because there mouths are mowings

    • David K. Storrs | September 16, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      @william carter I think Mattis and the others took the job in the hope that they could restrain at least some of Trump’s excesses and they quit when they realized they couldn’t restrain him. Quit or were fired — you’ll notice that basically all of the experienced people and the people of integrity have been purged.

    • Everyone thinks he is such a asswhole lol

  10. Maybe they should speak up before everything falls apart .

  11. Hey! trump has already told us all that he is smarter than the General’s,Doctors, Nurses,Scientists,and whoever else we can think of,besides stephen miller told us on the first day that the president’s word will not be questioned,what is it that we don’t get?

  12. We need more Americans like Mattis’ 90 year old mother, someone with common sense.

  13. HA lesson I learned the hard way. “Always listen to your Mother”.

  14. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how accomplished you’ve become – when Mom weighs in, you know it is serious.

  15. Mattis is only 70. His mom passed August 2019 at 97. He got that old looking by dealing with looney tunes trump.

  16. Replublican senators in full disgrace to their country.

    • BornFree Die Free | September 16, 2020 at 4:50 PM | Reply

      @Moire Garner trump will sell his kids to win. I truly believe it.

    • @Golden Eagle 22 True, but Gerrymandering allows for control of State levers of power and as we saw with SoS Kemp in Georgia, this contributes to winning state wide office.

    • Frogy ! y.o I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 16, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply


    • LYLA ! 25 I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 16, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply


    • @Golden Eagle 22 How about voter suppression?
      How about purging the voter rolls of Democrats?
      How about closing polling places so that prospective voters (in predominantly Democratic districts) have to stand in line all day?
      How about using scare tactics such as having armed “observers” hanging around in the vicinity to “discourage illegal voting”?
      How about sabotaging the U.S. Postal Service for whatever purposes?
      I guess all of this is only imaginary!

  17. ” The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing” . ~Edmund Burke

  18. In the end ‘cowardish’ behaviour.
    That is exactly what enables him.

  19. “Fatalism” is not something i believe effects General Mattis.

    • Dino F. How’s the cool aid ? It’s blind devotion to “ hero’s” that got the US where it is now. Mattis is a guy, nothing more, he’s never fired a shot in anger, he’s a politician in a uniform.


    • @Archie Rose You must be hiding your cool aid in the second fridge. You cool with Donald Trump? He can screw up and lie constantly and still be President, so I guess he’s not just a guy.

  20. This is reprehensible. Trumps behaviour will affect politics for decades.

    • Kamil K /. At least Four more years right buttercup. LMAO !

    • If trump somehow stays in power by whatever method, America will never have an election again.
      They pretend to have elections in Russia and Belarus, too. World news indicates Putin will send in the Russian army to keep his boy in power.
      Also conveniently giving trump a tutorial video.
      trump in power again will mean the next actual election will occur in what USED to be the United States of America.

    • @Ian P That isn’t education.


    • @monokhem Sure, Jan. Whatever you say.

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