Tag Archives: James Mattis

23Oct/17

Widow of U.S. soldier says Trump call ‘made me cry’

The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday a condolence call from President Donald Trump “made me cry even worse” when he said that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Continue reading

30Aug/17

Mattis breaks with Trump on North Korea

Just hours after President Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer” to solve the problem of North Korea’s missile tests, Secretary of Defense James Mattis directly contradicted him at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart, saying the US was not out of diplomatic options. Justin Mitchell reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after ‘rigorous’ review: Mattis

President Donald Trump has a made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. Continue reading

22Jan/17

Trump advisor say White House presented ‘alternative facts’ about inauguration turnout

Trump advisor say White House presented ‘alternative facts’ about inauguration turnout
Counselor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway downplays White House claims about the turnout for the inauguration.

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13Jan/17

Trump’s Friday morning Tweetstorm

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday reprised his election campaign attacks on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, declaring her “guilty as hell”. Havovi Cooper reports. Continue reading

09Jan/17

Donald Trump’s quest for the White House, from announcing his run through his victory tour

Supercharging the bluster, hyperbole and media mastery that made him one of the world’s best-known businessmen, Donald Trump upended the U.S. democratic traditions on a headline-making quest that ultimately led him to the White House.
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02Dec/16

Trump taps General “Mad Dog” Mattis for Pentagon

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday night he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, known as “Mad Dog”, to lead the Pentagon. Lily Jamali reports. Continue reading