El Rushbo reax to Gen. Mattis, who has rebuked Trump 2X in the past week– essentially daring Trump to fire him:
- Mattis blocks Trump’s transgender policy – Mattis previously testified to the Senate Armed Service Committee that “I’ve never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with”.
- Mattis publicly breaks w/ Trump on North Korea – In direct response to Trump’s most recent North Korea rant, Mattis told reporters “we’re never out of diplomatic solutions”.
You may recall that when Steve Bannon was wrestling for control in WH this past summer– the following was leaked to the AP:
Kelly and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, another retired general, were also said to have been deeply frustrated with the rollout of Trump’s refugee and immigration ban…both moved swiftly to address gaps in the measure, with Mattis asking that Iraqis who helped U.S. troops be exempt and Kelly clarifying that green-card holders would not be affected.
Mattis and Kelly also agreed in the earliest weeks of Trump’s presidency that one of them should remain in the United States at all times to keep tabs on [Trump].
In fairness to Mattis, the Allies at Nuremberg determined that officers had a duty to disobey immoral orders.