President Trump says he is unsure if Defense Secretary Mattis will depart

  14 October 2018    Read: 1106
President Trump says he is unsure if Defense Secretary Mattis will depart

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down from his post, but told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in a pre-taped interview that the retired general might and that he regards Mattis as “sort of a Democrat”, Reuters reports.

“It could be that he is” planning to depart, Trump said, according to an excerpt of a transcript released on Sunday before the show airs. “I think he’s sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth. But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave.”

 


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