Trump Fires Back After Mattis Scorches Him: ‘World’s Most Overrated General’

President Donald Trump is firing back after being lambasted by former U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis.

On Wednesday night, Trump took to Twitter with a series of tweets in response to Mattis’ criticism of his leadership and the civil unrest across the United States.

Noting that Mattis was terminated by former President Barack Obama, Trump described Mattis as “the world’s most overrated General.”

“Probably the only thing Barack Obama [and] 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, [and] felt great about it. His nickname was ‘Chaos’, which I didn’t like, [and] changed to ‘Mad Dog.’”

He went on to criticize Mattis’ leadership as the president insisted he is glad that Mattis is gone.

“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!” Trump continued.

Trump’s tweets came hours after Mattis’ statement where he expressed deep concern about the country.

In a blistering statement, Mattis denounced Trump and the members of his administration whom he believes are “a mockery of our Constitution,” as previously reported on IJR.

“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,” Matis said. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.”

He added, “We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”

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  2. I did the painful task of reading Trump’s twitter feed this morning. I found ZERO offerings of times Trump perceived he was attempting to unite the country. ZERO examples of Trump working to uphold the U.S. Constitution. ZERO explanation attempts to refute Mattis’ claim of abuse of authority. The Insulter in Chief has the childish belief that if he attacks the messenger he distracts from the message. THAT only works of those of the same intelligence level of Trump.

    1. It seems to work for a rock-solid 38%.

      It must be really comforting to be part of a cult with a Dear Leader telling them what to think and believe.

      We MUST elect better politicians.

      1. In order to elect better politicians, we first need a SANE ELECORATE.
        A POTUS that responds to a critique of his leadership with attacks of the messenger IS NOT even a debate. And it certainly is not a defense of his leadership.

        1. That is my point, Phyllis.

          For us to change what kind of politicians we elect, WE have to change. You know that. Delbert knows that, I know that, and progressives know that, but wishing isn’t getting.

          Until enough OTHERS change how they think, we are screwed, but we can whittle away at individual districts one by one. It is just going to take a long time..

          I am not saying that we change for change’s sack. We have to target the right kind of change. The problem is that even you won’t take the 1st step necessary to even try. You have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone far enough to help this country heel.

          Will we get the changes that we crave and need all at once? Of course not, but we have to start somewhere, we have to at least try.

          The easiest thing to start with is to nominate, or at least support nationally, less corrupt politicians in the primaries. Primaries are everything! And, as you know, they can be identified by who their donors are (or who they are not).

          I hope you did that last Tuesday.

          1. Scott, “The easiest thing to start with is to nominate, or at least support nationally, less corrupt politicians in the primaries” is much easier said than done. Money=press=being known=getting elected
            How specifically do you recommend we change that?

          2. We change that by supporting the candidates that support the people in their districts. They are the ones who go out and meet with real people, to listen to them face to face. They don’t have closed meetings with rich donors in winecellars. We check their donor lists, to see how many donations come in at under $200. We check to see how many big donations come from lobbyists and big corporations, how much come from PACs or is dark money. If you can’t find a local politician worthy of your support, donate to grassroots groups who know how to find and nuture better politicians that can run in your district.

            We can also run for local elections ourselves. We need to rebuild from the ground up, and THAT is how we get recognition and press coverage, so that when we little guys without money run for higher office, we DO have some voter recognition.

            It isn’t easy without some effort, but look at the great results achieved in 2018. That shows, Michael, what CAN be achieved without big money.

            Primaries are everything, as proved again this year. Primaries are when we pick who represents our views, our needs, our society. Pick them well.

      2. Why the hell did he have any appeal in the first place? That’s what must be understood. Somehow 3/8 of the country saw the TV image of a billionaire and believed (as they filled in the gaps, as TV watchers do) that they were looking in the face of a complex and dynamic leader, who could cut through the crap. And they looked at more TV and listened to fabulizers, and decided there was plenty of crap to cut. Maybe they want to live more exciting lives, that they achieve by projecting dramatic television values onto their political class, and live in some realm of dream.

        Electing better politicians would be easier once we can confidently sift out the phonies, like Trump. Having seen America pick somebody out of the clown parade, and say “He’s the one to slay our imaginary beasts for us,” makes me wonder if the country is broken beyond redemption. I’m truly concerned about my country.

        1. “Why the hell did he have any appeal in the first place?” Delbert

          That’s a great question, Delbert.

          King Donald The Loser played the long-con and surpized even himself by winning. In the days leading up to the 2016 election, he was already making plans for what to do AFTER losing (open his TV channel). Uh oh. He won.

          His appeal was multi-facited. To some, he was the better of two evils. A number rolled the dice for chaos, nihilism, and got a pair of 7s. The many racists and white nationalists found their sympatico guy. The weak found their Dear Leader in him. The wealthy knew that they could count on him to make them even more wealthy, and, wow, did THAT ever pay off! And the wackos in the old Republican party knew that he was the grenade that they could throw at Congress, to get WHATEVER THE HELL THAT THEY DREAMED OF. And, of course, the Federalist Society / Moscow Mitch knew that they could manipulate him, so that they could stack the courts with incompetent, compliant judges who would ruin this country for decades. The rest of the old Republicans were certain that, despite despising Dear Leader, they could probably keep their corruption gig going at least for one more term.

          Add it all up and we had a perfect storm for someone as dangerous as His Majesty to sneak into power. Voters know differently, from experience, 4 years later, but will that be enough to convince a very partisan electorate to dethrone His Majesty, in November?

          We MUST elect better politicians.

          #outnow
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          1. Far from being a grenade the “wacko Republicans” could throw at Congress, he was more of a grenade that went off in their hand. Trump is such a master of his own brand of populist politics that the base of the party is fully behind him. Nobody can win a primary in the Republican party without telling the people how much they will support Trump; nobody can criticize Trump without him tweeting in revenge and alienating his voters. When Trump came in, remember, the Republicans owned both houses of Congress.

          2. You proved my point, Delbert.

            The few “Republicans” that had enough integrity or who couldn’t stomach His Majesty, they are either gone or are about to let their term run out. Then there are the Paul Ryans who went into hiding thinking that they can keep their powder dry, to fight a different fight, later.

            The rest of them that hang on to His Majesty’s coattails are in it for the corruption or are staying for the racism and xenophobia, maybe both. They are willing to put up with his stench because they know which side of their slice of bread has the jam on it. They are willing/unwilling participants, to keep their own corrupt gig going, come what may.

            You could see that in action, a couple of days ago, when Congressmen and women were walking past the scrum. They had nothing to say about their Dear Leader’s aggressive moves and speech because they were late going to the cafeteria. They know what His Majesty did was inexcusable, but they couldn’t say one word about it knowing what the political (and personal) costs would be.

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