Mattis quits. He wasn’t fired – he quit, no doubt due to the fact that Trump decided on his own to withdraw troops.
The resignation letter is astonishing. It does not praise Trump. It is cold and icy.
Mattis’ resignation letter makes it clear.— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) December 20, 2018
“My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues.” pic.twitter.com/8mkGFXKihI