Donald Trump Falsely Claimed He "Essentially" Fired Defense Secretary James Mattis

Type: Misleading StatementsJan 02 2019 Severity:
Targeted: James Mattis
Donald Trump claimed that he "essentially" fired Defense Secretary James Mattis, but the truth is that Mattis resigned in protest after Trump decided to withdraw all US assets from Syria against the advice of the entire military brass.

Source: cnn.comConservative:

Quote | Secretary Mattis resigned in protest after Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria.

“I wish him well. President Obama fired him [Secretary James Mattis] and, essentially, so did I.”

Targeted by Trump