James Mattis

Heed Washington's warning about politics

Heed Washington's warning about politics

I read with interest of the spat brewing between President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ("Mattis, Trump show signs of discord," Sept. 16) and was intrigued by the accompanying portrait of George Washington looking down on them. I can only imagine what our first president was thinking as he viewed President Trump, recipient of five draft deferments and one who has issued hundreds of false and misleading claims while in office, scowling at Secretary Mattis, a decorated war hero described by colleagues as genetically incapable of lying and genetically incapable...

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