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James Mattis: ‘We Seem To Have Forgotten That Governance Takes Unity’ | NBC News



At a Washington Post forum, former Defense Secretary James Mattis commented on the state of national unity, saying “I’m less concerned right now with foreign enemies than I am with what we’re doing to ourselves”.
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James Mattis: ‘We Seem To Have Forgotten That Governance Takes Unity’ | NBC News

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  1. General Jim Mattis spits fire!

  2. This man had a full hand in dividing our nation. He had the chance to do the right thing to help us get rid of a bad President, but he stood by and did nothing. I can't help but fiind that cowardly. If he really meant what he said, he'd come clean about all that he knows transpired in this administration and he would alert everyone to the dangers. That would help the nation have confidence in our government and in the difference between what's right and wrong. But based on his time in the White House, I'm not sure the General knows the difference anymore. By his silence, his is choosing to be remembered for his service – to Donald Trump, and by proxy Putin. What a way to end a career.

  3. Mattis is on Washington Post inwonder what that means. Mattis u showed the president unity by stabbing him in back . Traitor

  4. Mr. Mattis I understand your sentiments and the discipline from which they originate. However, it is too late. All America must choose: You are with Trump/Putin/Wealth/Privilege – or – you are with the opposition. It's a political Pearl Harbor 911 moment.Trump is wittingly or unwittingly, wholly or partially, a Russian asset and so are those who defend him. You are either for it or against it. Full stop.

  5. Trump's whole platform is division and hate and attacking anyone who criticizes him.

  6. All respect lost The "Washington Compost ", really Mad Dog?

  7. General Mattis' wisdom, logic, and loyalty to country were all anathema to someone like Trump. Trump demands loyalty to him and him alone.
    Semper Fi General…

  8. Mattis should be more forthcoming and direct. Too much mamby pamby talk.

  9. It starts with a media that can tell the truth.

  10. Am I the only one did saw that ad on YouTube last night with Trump walking towards the camera and a car in golfed in flames in the background and at the bottom of it it said mess with the King get burned that scares the crap out of me.

  11. For those who seem my comment over 2 years ago. I was right when I wrote this comment :

    Is this a good businessman ???

    1991: Trump Taj Mahal. (Bankrupted)
    1992: Trump Castle Hotel & Casino. (Bankrupted)
    1992: TrumpPlaza Casino. (Bankrupted)
    1992: Trump Plaza Hotel. (Bankrupted)
    2004: Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts. (Bankrupted)
    2009: Trump Entertainment Resorts (Bankrupted)
    2015: Trump international golf club In Puerto Rico (bankrupted)
    2019: American farmers( bankrupted)
    2019 : United States of America ( future RECESSION )
    2019: IMPEACHED 👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼🔴⚪️🔵

    Trump FAIL businesses:

    Trump airline
    Trump ice water
    Trump the game
    Trump casino
    Trump magazine
    Trump mortgage
    Trump steak
    Trump travel site
    Trump comms company
    Trump tower Tampa
    Trump university
    Trump vodka
    Tour de trump
    The New Jersey generals football team
    Trump on the ocean
    Trump network
    Trump radio show
    Trump media
    Trump foundation (fraud)
    American communication network( pyramid scheme)
    Now United States of America

  12. This man was way too smart for this current administration.
    Semper Fi , Mad Dog

  13. Great American, wish he would run for Presudent. Great Service to our Country.

  14. What does he think of Afghanistan Papers?

  15. America is finally breaking apart, no unity in governance, a divided nation, every future president gonna get impeached by the Majority

  16. Demand that It's a Wonderful Life be set free from nbc

  17. For a man everyone considers very direct, he just wont come out and say his former boss is a divisive, narcissistic, moron. Sideways referrals and quiet shade is all he musters. But even so, these are words best said a few years ago. Not at a point, long after his influence has faded.

  18. Coming from the guy who quit instead of speaking truth to power? Some patriot.

  19. Mitch McConnell ain't listening.

  20. The depth of corruption is killing us. It is not acceptable to allow corruption and criminality run rampant out of the White House and with its accomplices in the Republican party. All 50 states were hacked by Russia in the election with Trump's campaign on board for that. That is not a fair election. Getting together behind fraudulent elections is not acceptable. Also, having the White House run as an agency of Russia and Putin puts us in dire peril. We are supposed to be helping the world with good; not selling ourselves off to the highest bidders.

  21. FILIPINO WOMEN ARE VERY DISTURBING.

  22. you dear Americans are always looking for enemies, either foreign or internal.

  23. Time to step up and tell the people of America what you know. The people deserve the truth or all that has made America great will be slowly dismantled and lost. The people left an abusive king only to vote in a wannabe dictator. All the blood shed through the years for someone and a group of politicians who play games with the constitution. It's about power not country for Republicans..

  24. This man is a great warrior.he should run the country.but he has so much integraty.

  25. You politicians are going to understand all of us come November 2020 it will be a conservative landslide. Unlike history has ever seen we the people have spoken you clowns. There are militias in every state don't think it cannot happen protected by the 2nd Amendment! NBC News equals fake News Made Up news convenient news. News broadcasting communism= NBC

  26. If we don't remove trump and his warmongering nazi's; America is as good as dead! #Tre45on

  27. Moscow Mitch needs to hear this…

  28. James Mattis is correct. We have to practice everyday on focusing on our resolutions not anything else. I will be silent ONLY to not escalating drama. I am contacting the NewsCasts personally to speak to Someone about the resolution that was supposed to been happened in my burglary, perjury, and fraud case. My goal moving forward is to get away from all negativity. Seek my spiritual guider and move on. Do not look back. Do not go forward toward the negative People. I want to leave my past far behind me. I do not want to see anything or Anyone from my past who are still involved with negativity. I have left messages with some of the News Reporter to speak one on one about why my resolution has not been resolved. People do not have to like you to service burglary, perjury, and fraud. It is not a vote.

  29. the end is imminent, no matter the cult you believe in.

  30. You can't govern in unity when one side is the domestic enemy (liberal Democrats)

  31. What's a guide line in my community ? Do I go go buy too?

  32. It's a shame that when these men are 'under' Trump they are silent. Would have been admirable to speak out and unite the party when you had the platform! Everyone is writing a book and speaking out after they resign..sad!!!

  33. James Mattis Governance Requires trust …YOU LIED
    Pentagon new report shows Obama/Bush/Trump Lied Repeatedly About Afghan War– Documents Reveal LIED for 18 years on Afghanistan ..3 star general admits they have no idea what they are doing

  34. Sound advice, too bad they will ignore it.

  35. That is fine and dandybut what is it that you're doing about it you're trying to sell a book instead of helping your country to come out and know what you do about this president who is a threat to our country,

  36. Mad dog focus of a laser not a flashlight.Right on!

  37. Tell us everything or shut up

  38. this type of rhetoric is no more effective than nancy's 'just say no' campaign.

  39. The election is never over. That is the system we have.

  40. I respect you sir, even though you are a marine (I am after all a former member of the Army so I can pick on a Marine), and your words are corrrect about elections being devisive, and after the election is over it takes unity to govern, but what you and every other American is failing to realize is, our politicians have become career politicians and they are always running for the next election. We need term limits or the American people have to quit voting for the same party they always have and vote out incumbents, only ways to solve the real issue of electoral one-upmanship. Americans, so we all can understand what I am saying, we need to stop thinking of politics as a team sport, and vote the people who only care about staying in Washington out of Washington.

  41. Americas enemies are Trumps friends, Americas friends are Trumps enemies.

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