Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis sends a warning to America in an essay that will be followed up by a book he be publishing in the near future.
Mattis warns of the United States occupying an "increasingly lonely position" that "puts us at increasing risk in the world."
As Trump continues to ruin the reputation of America across the world, this warning is just common sense to anyone with a brain but Trump supporters for some reason believe Trump's tactics are a sign of strength. This has further emboldened Trump to act more like a dictator than as the President of the United States.
Mattis suffered the same fate as everyone who served under Trump's administration. He spoke his mind and he was fired for it.
"Using every skill I had learned during my decades as a Marine, I did as well as I could for as long as I could," Mattis writes of his time in the Trump administration. "When my concrete solutions and strategic advice, especially keeping faith with our allies, no longer resonated, it was time to resign, despite the limitless joy I felt serving alongside our troops in defense of our Constitution," Mattis wrote.
Mattis would also point out the division within America itself pointing out the tribalism that continues to be a dangerous trend among citizens.
Although Trump is not to blame for everything, he has definitely has been adding fuel to the fire, invoking a us versus them attitude which is in complete
contrast to the Presidents that proceeded him.
I am not a person that has jumped on the recession is coming bandwagon, however, I can see why some would believe a recession is on its way. Trump still a year left to bankrupt America which is plenty of time to get the recession ball rolling.
One thing I have said since day one is Trump will completely destroy whatever credibility the United States has left with its allies as well as its rivals. How many times has Trump made a threat and backed away from it later? How many deals have and policies has Trump tried to destroy that were in place under the Obama administration? Again there are too many examples to count. Fake news and broken promises have become the everyday practice under the Trump administration. It has come to a point were world leaders don't even take Trump seriously and Trump represents America.
This essay by James Mattis is just confirmation by the former Secretary of Defense.
Victor J Morrow