Donald Trump Ridiculed James Mattis For His Handling of the War in Afghanistan
Type: Throws Staff Under the BusJan 02 2019 Severity: Targeted: James MattisAbout: 2001 Afghanistan War
Donald Trump lashed out at his former Defense Secretary over his handling of the Afghanistan War, saying that he's "not happy" with what's happening in Afghanistan. The lashing was intriguing considering this is the very first time Trump ever brought up his unhappiness with progress in the war torn country. It also comes on the heels of Mattis' resignation letter in which he publicly disagreed with the Trump's foreign policy decisions in Syria.
Quote | The public lashing only came after Mattis issued a scathing resignation letter.
"What's he [Defense Secretary James Mattis] done for me? How has he done in Afghanistan? Not too good. Not too good. I'm not happy with what he's done in Afghanistan and I shouldn't be happy."
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