Trump was once a huge fan of Gen. Mattis — and here´s the video to prove it

Originals 2020/6/5

Video by Sam Matthews

President Trump responded to a statement by former Defense Secretary James Mattis saying he was “angry and appalled” over the president’s plan to use the military to put down protests in American cities in the way Trump frequently does when former aides fall out of his favor — by mocking and belittling them as losers who couldn’t have gotten another job if he hadn’t hired them. 

In tweets Wednesday night Trump called Mattis "the world’s most overrated General" and said he "didn´t like his ´leadership´ style or much else about him."

"Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General," Trump tweeted. "Glad he is gone!"

But that’s very different from what Trump was saying about the man he proudly referred to as one of “my generals” when he served as the administration’s first secretary of defense.

On Nov. 19, 2016, then-President-elect Trump met with Mattis at his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., where he called the general a "great man."

"All I can say is, he is the real deal," Trump told reporters after their meeting. "The real deal."

"He is some great man," Trump mused the following day.

"General Mattis is the living embodiment of the Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis, ´always faithful,´" Trump said after appointing Mattis to his Cabinet "And the American people are fortunate that a man of this character and integr

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