Donald Trump Claimed He Knows More About the NATO Alliance Than Secretary Mattis
Type: PretentiousOct 14 2018 Severity: Targeted: James MattisAbout: NATO
Donald Trump made the outrageous claim that he knew more about the NATO alliance of Western countries than his own Secretary of Defense, a man who has served in the U.S. Military for more than four decades. Trump responded to a (repeated) question about Mattis' statements about the importance of NATO helping prevent World War III by saying "I think I know more about it than he does."
Quote | Defense Secretary Mattis has served in the U.S. Military for more than 40 years.
"Frankly, I like General Mattis. I think I know more about it [NATO] than he does. And I know more about it from the standpoint of fairness, that I can tell you."
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