Mattis, a retired Marine general who was highly regarded by Republicans and Democrats, had far wider political support in Washington than Trump himself when he walked into the White House on Thursday afternoon. Sources said Mattis had already made up his mind that it was time to go. Later in the afternoon, Trump announced Mattis was retiring, only to be rapidly contradicted as Mattis circulated his eight-paragraph resignation letter.
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The departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis moves us closer to his real call-sign, "CHAOS," than we have been since those terrible wars of the 20th century. U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a move officials said was driven by Trump's anger at Mattis , retired Mre generl who ws highly regrded by Republicns nd Democrts, hd fr wider politicl support Wshgn thn Trump himself when he wlked the White House on Tags: mattis, resignation, singular, challenge, Glenn Beck reacts to Mattis’ Defense Secretry Jmes "Md Dog" stepped down from his post Thursdy mid disgreements with President Donld Trump. his letter of mde it cler tht he could not condone the president's decision The Morng Joe pnel recps the week's mssive White House news, its implictions nd wht my e next.