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Mattis tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership'

Posted June 3, 2020 6:15 p.m. EDT

— Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis castigated his former boss President Donald Trump in a searing statement released Wednesday evening.

"Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us," Mattis said. "We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children."

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