There is something about people’s career ending quite soon after they meet with the Murtino messiah.
Mattis was a big proponent of Macedonia’s name change, visited Skopje at a time when his department faced serious scandals.
President Trump announced over Twitter on Thursday that Defense Secretary James Mattis will be retiring in February.
Mattis reportedly resigned during a meeting with Trump on Thursday after the two had a difference of opinion on some issues according to Reuters, citing a senior White House official.
“General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years,” Trump tweeted. “During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting equipment. General Mattis was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military obligations. A new Secretary of Defense will be named shortly. I greatly thank Jim for his service!” Sure you do…
Mattis, in his resignation letter, took at jab at Trump’s recently announced pullout from Syria, writing “Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”