Woodward Book Makes Another Wild Claim About Trump & General Mattis
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The degree to which President Trump has been surrounded by enemies is as astonishing as has been his ability to survive a four-year effort to remove him from office.
With every new report of Democrats being determined to overturn what looks to be a Trump victory in November and with their mobs descending on Washington, it is obvious that a coup is in progress that seeks to nullify the will of the people and to destroy the Republic.
Whether Trump is able to survive a domestic "color revolution" remains to be seen but there are increasingly worrisome signs that he may not be able to depend on help from military when the plot goes fully operational.
According to a new book by former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, former Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis contemplated taking "collective action" against Trump because he was pissed off that the POTUS wasn't enthusiastic about starting more wars that would fatten the coffers of the Military Industrial Complex.
In an excerpt of Woodward's "Rage" that was provided to the WAPO, Mattis spoke with former Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats that Trump's efforts at diplomacy with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could lead to such "corrective action" which can more accurately be described as a coup.
Former defense secretary Jim Mattis told then-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats they may have to take “collective action” against President Trump due to his unfitness for office, according to a new book by Bob Woodward.
In excerpts of the book,”Rage,” published in the Washington Post Woodward, who is famed for his investigative reporting work around the Watergate scandal, writes that Mattis went to Washington National Cathedral in May 2019 to pray about his concern for the country under Trump’s leadership. Soon after praying for the country, he told Coats, “There may come a time when we have to take collective action” because Trump is “dangerous. He’s unfit.”
Granted that Woodward is notorious for being full of crap as well as a longtime establishment lackey but such language is consistent with the actions of those who wormed their way into President Trump's inner circle, likely with nefarious intent.
Mattis also reportedly told Coats that Trump was "dangerous" and "unfit" which for a military man like "Mad Dog" is a flagrant disregard for the authority of the Commander In Chief.
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis told then-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats that President Trump was “dangerous” and “unfit,” according to excerpts from Bob Woodward’s upcoming book “Rage.”
Mattis, who left the White House at the end of 2018 over differences on defense strategy with the president, warned Coats that “there may come a time when we have to take collective action” against Trump, according to excerpts of the Woodward book reported upon by The Washington Post,
The Post did not say if Woodward’s book clarified what kind of “collective action” Mattis was referencing.
In a separate conversation, Mattis said, “The president has no moral compass,” to which Coats responded, “True. To him, a lie is not a lie. It’s just what he thinks. He doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie.”
The retired USMC general enlisted as an attack dog for the Democrats when he trashed President Trump's response to the riots and violent criminality that erupted earlier this year.
Mattis' remarks which were published by the Atlantic earned him high praise from Dem Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
President Trump’s former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who resigned last year, spoke out against his ex-boss for the first time Wednesday, saying he is “angry and appalled” at the White House’s response to the protests over the death of George Floyd.
“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution,” Mattis said in a statement emailed to reporters. “Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens — much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”
He continued: “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. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.”
So much for Semper Fi.
Mattis resigned in 2018 after repeatedly butting heads with Trump over a foreign policy that the retired general did not feel was aggressive enough in areas nor sufficiently deferential to chiseling NATO allies; the final straw was a hissy fit over the commander in chief's refusal to escalate in Syria.
As is the standard operating procedure with Trump, he didn't take kindly to being stabbed in the back in such a public manner by a disgruntled former employee and launched his own airstrike against the disloyal Mattis.
Trump's nuclear-tipped Twitter dart:
"Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General. I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was “Chaos”, which I didn’t like, & changed to “Mad Dog”...
..His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom “brought home the bacon”. I didn’t like his “leadership” style or much else about him, and many others agree. Glad he is gone!"
The president has yet to weigh in on the revelations in Woodward's book regarding Mattis but a response is likely imminent.
That two of Mattis' top lobbyists for him getting the SECDEF job were John McCain and Lindsey Graham speaks volumes.
It is being reported that it was Graham who convinced Trump to sit down with the treacherous Woodward for an interview that the author just released the tapes for as material for a barrage of pre-election attacks.
The Woodward book will dominate media coverage just as it always does for the swamp's favorite storyteller.