Trump ‘Fomented’ the Capitol Rebel — Based on His Personal Protection Secretary: Report

On Thursday, Yahoo News reported that former Secretary of Defense James Mattis accused Donald Trump of “fueling” the violent invasion of the US Capitol that killed five people.

“During an online event, Mattis went through a list of national security threats such as North Korea, Russia, China and international terrorism, then turned to the US,” said Sean Naylor. “‘There are currently internal threats too,’ he said, citing ‘the lack of unity over the consensual basis of our democracy and what we saw on January 6th, sparked by a sitting president.

Mattis, who served as Trump’s first defense secretary, had a rocky relationship with the former president. According to Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, he left the White House when Trump called for troops fighting ISIS in the Middle East to be withdrawn in what he called a “crime of stupid”.

In June 2020, Mattis hit the headlines for publicly warning that his former boss was a threat to the constitution. He wrote: “Donald Trump is the first president in my life who does not seek to unite the American people. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him and draw on the strengths of our civil society. “

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